Health Days 2023

Immunization month


World Immunization Month aims to highlight collective actions needed to promote the use of vaccines in order to protect people of all ages from diseases.

  • Make the public aware of protection afforded by vaccines against disease and death throughout the life course;
  • Create support among healthcare professionals for lifelong vaccination;
  • Involve health policy makers and immunization program managers in adopting the lifelong approach to vaccination.

  • Unfortunately, millions of adults still miss out on life-saving vaccines. Vaccines aren't just for kids; It can be given at all ages.
  • Vaccination is the most cost-effective public health intervention.
  • The first vaccine was developed in 1796 against the deadly smallpox disease.
  • Smallpox was eliminated worldwide in 1980 as a result of vaccination.
  • Vaccines prevent disease and save millions of lives.
  • All prequalified WHO vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Investments in transformative technology facilitate faster development of new vaccines and improvements to existing ones.
  • Vaccines can create a world in which no one dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.
Official Date:
Globally: Aug. 1st- 31st, 2023
Locally: Muharram-Safar 14th-15th, 1445H

Last Update : 17 January 2023 12:39 PM
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