World Immunization Week is celebrated each year during the last week of April. This year’s theme is centered on creating a regional, national and global effort to increase the awareness of the need for immunizations and to improve immunization delivery services. The campaign’s primary focus is on initiating the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP).

The GVAP aims to:

  • Meet vaccination coverage targets
  • Introduce new and improved vaccines
  • Encourage research and development for the next generation of immunizations
  • Increase pandemic awareness