African Vaccination Week 2016

Close the immunization gap. Stay polio free!

24 - 30 APRIL 2016

What is African Vaccination Week?


African Vaccination Week provides an opportunity for countries to strengthen immunization services and systems through advocacy, education and communication tools and activities.

The theme for African Vaccination Week 2016 is “Close the immunization gap. Stay polio free!”

The theme draws attention on the need to attain universal immunization coverage in the African Region by closing the immunization gap. It is also a celebration of the important polio eradication milestone that has been reached in the African Region, and calls on countries to stay vigilant in the fight against polio, and stay polio free.

African Vaccination Week campaign toolkit

Featured news


Every shot counts! African Vaccination Week 2016

African and world health leaders step up to close the immunization gap

Country Activities

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage in 2014

Measles 1st dose immunization coverage in 2014

% of countries that have introduced pneumococal vaccine (as of Feb 2016)

African Vaccination Week 2016 in pictures

Tweets about #AVW16