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Vaccination Week in the Americas, which takes place each year in April throughout the Western Hemisphere, is an initiative of the countries of the Americas and the Caribbean to revitalize the political commitment to vaccination and promote a culture of prevention. In 2008 VWA is celebrating its 6th anniversary. Since its inception, Vaccination Week in the Americas has immunized almost 200 million individuals.

Technical/Background Information

Slide Show: Launch of Vaccination Week 2008 at the U.S./Mexico border

A photo collection from the ceremony at the border of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, with the presence of PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses and authorities from the United States and Mexico.

 Power Point Presentation

Video News Release


In the Countries


Graphic Material


Videos/Public Service Announcements

PAHO has produced videos, including some Public Service Announcements, to promote Vaccination Week in the Americas. These videos can be used free of charge by interested TV stations.
Click here to watch the videos


Links of Interest

More information on the Vaccination Week in the Americas, as well as information on Vaccines and Immunization in general, can be found at PAHO's Vaccines & Immunization Web Page.

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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