African Vaccination Week 2017

Vaccines protect everyone, get vaccinated!

24 - 30 APRIL 2017

What is African Vaccination Week?


The 7th African Vaccination Week will be celebrated from 24 to 30 April 2017 with the theme “Vaccines protect everyone, get vaccinated!” #AVW17. The celebration of this year’s event  coincides with the 1st anniversary of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa resulted in a first-ever Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI) signed by Ministers of Health or Heads of Delegation which includes 10 commitments and 4 calls to action and endorsed by head of states on 31st January 2017. It also coincides with the halfway point of Regional Immunization Strategic Plan (RISP) endorsed by 47 Member States in 2014 – which aims to prevent millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020 through universal access to immunization.

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions on African Immunization Week.

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