World Immunization Week 2020 (April 24-30)
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World Immunization Week 2020
CDC’s Global Immunization Division leads the U.S. Government’s efforts in what is widely recognized as one of the most effective of public health missions – vaccination against preventable diseases – a coordinated global mission that saves millions of lives every year.
Vaccines Work for All, the 2020 World Immunization Week theme, highlights the heroes who work to develop and deliver vaccines, and those who receive vaccines to protect the health of everyone, everywhere.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) program, including CDC, is drawing on years of experience fighting outbreaks and reaching underserved communities to support governments as they prepare and respond to COVID-19.
SOCIAL MEDIA CARDS
1 in 10 children worldwide are missing out on vaccines
In the NACCHO Podcast Series, Ian Goldstein talks with Dr. William Schluter, Director of CDC’s Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health. Mr. Goldstein and Dr. Schluter discussed World Immunization Week (April 24 to 30) and the importance of immunization in improving the health and well-being of individuals worldwide. They also discussed the many gains that have been made in immunization globally and where challenges still exist.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with partners worldwide to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has now been detected in over 100 countries. CDC is aggressively responding to COVID-19 through the development of pandemic preparedness and response plans and working on multiple fronts to prepare communities to respond to this public health threat. This is a rapidly evolving situation and more information will be updated as it becomes available.
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May 17 – World Hypertension Day
May 31 – World No Tobacco Day
June 14 – World Blood Donor Day