The countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region are getting ready to observe the Regional Immunization Week from 21 to 27 April 2014.
The Region has been participating and celebrating the World Immunization Week since 2011 and this activity has been observed simultaneously in WHO’s six regions since 2012. The main objective of the week is to promote the immunization programme in order to protect more people and their communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.
This year, the Western Pacific Region adopted the theme of preventing liver cancer through hepatitis B vaccination with the slogan: “Stop hepatitis B and liver cancer. Vaccinate at birth.”