HON. WENDY C. PHIPPS TO DELIVER OFFICIAL ADDRESS ON OBSERVANCE OF THE 16THVACCINATION WEEK IN THE AMERICAS AND THE 7TH WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 20, 2018 (SKNIS): The Honourable Wendy C. Phipps, Minister of State with responsibility for Health, will officially address the nation on the Observance of the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 7th World Immunization Week.

The address will be carried on ZIZ Radio (95.9, 96.1 and 96.9 FM) at 7:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

 

Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) is an annual public health campaign by the Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to promote equity and access to immunization. It is marked this year from 21st to 28thApril.

 

World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. It takes place this year from 24thApril to 30th April.

 

The theme for Vaccination Week in the Americas 2018 is “#GetVax”/”#VaccinesWork” and the theme for World Immunization Week 2018 is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.

 

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