With all eyes on vaccines, World Immunisation Week 2021 offers an unprecedented opportunity to build public trust in the value of all vaccines and help build long-term support for immunisation. World Immunisation Week 2021 will aim to:
• Reframe the global vaccine conversation to focus on the importance of vaccines
• Highlight the many ways in which vaccines enable us to live healthy, productive lives by preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases
• Demonstrate social proof that the broader public already values and trust vaccines
This year's campaign looks to build solidarity and trust in vaccination as a public good that saves lives and protects health. The campaign will go on from 24th-30th April this year with the theme, "Vaccines bring us closer".
For over 200 years, vaccines have protected us against diseases that threaten lives and prohibit our development. With their help, we can progress without the burden of diseases like smallpox and polio, which cost humanity hundreds of millions of lives.
Whilst vaccines are not a silver bullet, they will again help us progress on a path to a world where we can be together again. Vaccines themselves continue to advance, bringing us closer to a world free from the likes of tuberculosis and cervical cancer, and ending suffering from childhood diseases like tetanus and measles.
Investment and new research is enabling groundbreaking approaches to vaccine development, which are changing the science of immunisation forever, bringing us closer still to a healthier future.