Three children from Xingú, Brazil joined the celebration of Vaccination Week in the Americas 2005. Once completing their vaccination schedules, they proudly wore the colorful sticker of the campaign. This year during the first World Immunization Week, 21-28 April, countries around the globe unite to promote equity and access to vaccination.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is sponsoring a photography exhibit, Vaccination: An Act of Love, on 10–13 April in Cartagena, Colombia, during the Social Actors Forum prior to the VI Summit of the Americas.
The exhibit tells the story of Vaccination Week in the Americas through pictures of its beneficiaries, including a mother who proudly displays her child’s vaccination card in Bolivia and three children in an indigenous community in Brazil, among others. More than 365 million people have been vaccinated through this initiative over the past nine years.