While the world moves towards achieving absolute immunization, diseases like measles, meningitis A, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) still require complete vaccines and dosages at regular intervals.
To promote the importance of vaccination and immunisation, the world celebrates World Immunisation Week, initiated by the efforts of the World Health Organisation. The Immunisation Awareness Week will be celebrated this year between April 24 and April 30.
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While the world moves towards achieving absolute immunisation, diseases like measles, meningitis A, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) still require complete vaccines and dosages at regular intervals.
There are certain loopholes and gaps that are mentioned by WHO in achieving complete immunisation. According to the data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the following are the existing gaps in immunisation awareness:
However, there has been a growth in the use of new vaccines, according to WHO’s estimate. Moreover, if the immunisation progress stays consistent, it will avoid around 1.5 million deaths in the coming years.
Ways to Close Immunisation Gaps
While there are some shortcomings and loopholes, here are a few methods through which this immunisation gap can be filled.