Vaccination Week in the Americas 2009
Vaccination Week in the Americas is an unparalleled effort led by the member countries of the Pan American Health Organization to vaccinate millions of people. In 2009, the seventh Vaccination Week in the Americas will happen between the 25th of April and May 2nd. This year, Vaccination Week will emphasize vaccination of the whole family, and the immunization of health workers.
A Message from PAHO Director, Dr. Mirta Roses
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- VWA 2009 Final Report (PDF)
- VWA 2008 Final Report (PDF)
- VWA 2008 Final Report (MS Word)
- VWA 2008 Results (PDF)
- Sesame Street
- Aide Memoire: Immunization of Health workers against Hepatitis B/Prevention of Occupational Transmission of Blood-borne Pathogens
Recent Immunization News
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.