Between April 25 and May 2, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners will celebrate the 18th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas with the slogan “Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax.” This year’s campaign wants to bring to mind the love people have for their children, themselves, and their communities; the trust in vaccines´ ability to save lives; and the protection they provide from diseases for everyone, everywhere.
PEOPLE VACCINATED UNDER VACCINATION WEEK
VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES ELIMINATED FROM THE AMERICAS
From 25 April to 2 May the Region of the Americas celebrated its 18th VWA campaign and its 9th World Immunization Week. The 2020 regional slogan was "Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax". In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, PAHO emphasized that VWA is a flexible platform and the activities developed under its framework can be adapted to the different local, national, regional, and global contexts. 45 countries and territories of the Americas planned to participate in VWA. However, many countries postponed their activities due to the global epidemiological situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown policies implemented in the countries.