African Vaccination Week 2014


This year, African Vaccination Week will be celebrated from 22 to 27 April under the theme --“Vaccination - a shared responsibility”.
The theme highlights the role and importance of governments, health care workers, parents, families and communities --  all doing their part to support immunization. Everybody has a role to play in fighting vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, whooping cough, measles, tetanus, diphtheria, influenza, diarrhea, pneumonia, hepatitis and cervical cancers. Vaccination prevents infections and protects us all – infants, children, adolescents and adults.

For this year’s African Vaccination Week campaign, we encourage countries to strengthen the integration of immunization activities with other lifesaving interventions and also people to complete their vaccination schedules. Everybody should be fully immunized.  Let us all vaccinate now, and vaccinate completely!

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa - African Vaccination Week, 22-27 April 2014


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icon Immunization monthly update in the African Region, Vol 2, issue N° 4: Special edition on African Vaccination Week 2014 - "Vaccination, a shared responsibility" (2.12 MB)

icon Angola African Vaccination Week Flyer - Portuguese (1.88 MB)

African Vaccination Week Proves its Worth

Myths and facts about vaccination

Multilingual poster toolbox: Immunize for a healthy future - Know, Check, Protect

Vaccination - A Shared Responsibility 

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icon Audio spot - Vaccination A Shared Responsibility - French version

African Vaccination Week - What are your plans?

We encourage individuals and organizations around the world to get involved. Events in previous years have included vaccination campaigns, training workshops, round-table discussions, public information campaigns, and much more.

Let us and others know what you are planning for African Vaccination Week

From last year's celebration of AVW...

Father taking his child for vaccination
Religous leader advocating for immunization
Minister of Health giving polio drops and vitamin A supplements to mother and baby
Dr Sambo giving polio drops
Traditional Chiefs at an AVW launch
UNICEF and WHO staff at an AVW launch