The last week in April is World Immunization Week, and we're recapping the most recent and significant developments in infectious disease vaccines.
Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week highlights the importance of vaccinations to protect people of all cultures, creeds, classes, and countries against diseases.
"The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people—and their communities—to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases," the World Health Organization (WHO) states.
For 2023, the theme of World Immunization Week is The Big Catch-Up, emphasizing the urgency of ensuring children and other individuals who missed routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic are adequaltely protected against illness, disability, and death.
Contagion rounded up our top 5 stories on recent vaccine developments to raise awareness for World Immunization Week, encompassing the progress and setbacks in infectious disease vaccinations.