World Immunization Week 2017
Today marks the start of World Immunization Week, celebrated each year through the last week of April, running this year from April 24-30. This year also marks the fifth year and the halfway point of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). GVAP’s goal is to protect millions of people from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020 through universal access to immunization.
Today, 19.4 million children are still unvaccinated or under-vaccinated worldwide, and despite an increased rate of new vaccine production, we are behind schedule. Efforts to improve this rate make this year’s World Immunization Week more important than ever.
Learn more about World Immunization Week and GVAP, or help support the cause directly through our Global Health High Impact Fund.