Immunization

Immunization Week in South-East Asia

Minister of health of Indonesia launches immunization week in Jakarta

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.

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Children immunized in SEAR

28.6 millionagainst diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in 2011

Regional immunization data

Wild poliovirus cases in SEAR

Zerosince 13 January 2011

India continues polio-free

Children missed in SEAR

9.5 millionfrom immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in 2011

Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization

Contact

Immunization and Vaccine Development
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Indraprastha Estate
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 10002

Telephone: +91 11 2337 0804
Fax: +91 11 2337 0106
Email: searivd@searo.who.int