Immunization Week in South-East Asia
World Immunization Week is celebrated on the last week of April every year. This week highlights the importance of immunization to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases across the world. As part of the Regional Strategy for Intensification of Routine Immunization in the South-East Asia Region, WHO is working with partners to advocate for the need to increase immunization coverage to save millions of lives.
Children immunized in SEAR
28.6 millionagainst diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in 2011Regional immunization data
Wild poliovirus cases in SEAR
Zerosince 13 January 2011India continues polio-free
Children missed in SEAR
9.5 millionfrom immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in 2011Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization