Health Days 2024

Immunization month

Overview
Vaccination is an effective way to prevent many diseases, such as influenza. Vaccines save about 2-3 million people annually. The first vaccine against smallpox was developed in 1796. Smallpox was eliminated globally in 1980 because of vaccination.
 
Objectives:
  • Educate the community about the protection that vaccines provide against disease and death at an early age.
  • Involve health policy makers and immunization program managers in adopting a lifelong vaccination approach.
  • Create support among healthcare professionals for lifelong vaccination.
 
Facts:
  • 290,000 to 650,000 respiratory-related deaths annually are caused by seasonal influenza.
  • Developing countries are affected by 99% of deaths among children (under five years old) due to influenza-related lower respiratory tract infections.
  • Nearly one billion cases of seasonal influenza occur annually in the world.
 
 
Official Date:
Globally: August 1st - 31st, 2024
Locally: Muharram 26th – Safar 27th, 1446H


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Last Update : 26 February 2024 11:01 AM
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