European Immunisation Week, 21-27 April 2012


The seventh European Immunisation Week (EIW) will be held 21-27 April 2012. European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – Prevent. Protect. Immunize – carries this message across the Region. The goal of European Immunisation Week is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunisation.

Key messages for European Immunisation Week are:

  • Front-line health workers are vital to national immunisation programmes and have a tremendous impact on the success of these programmes
  • Controlling ongoing measles outbreaks and preventing further measles cases in the European Region must be a top priority
  • 2012 marks the 10 year anniversary of the European Region receiving certification of polio-free status
  • Individuals should check they are up-to-date with required vaccines and contact their local health professional if in any doubt.

Click here for more information on European Immunization Week information on WHO website

Click here for links to HSE National Immunisation Office

Click here for the latest update on immunisation statistics in Ireland in 2011