World Immunisation Week and the significance of this year's theme
Updated : April 25, 2019 03:22 PM IST
2019’s theme ‘Protected Together: Vaccines Work!’ aims to celebrate both the people who work tirelessly for the cause of vaccinations as well as educate the masses about the value of getting vaccinated early.
Many of the children who don’t have access to vaccine-protection are from the poorest, marginalised and most conflict-affected communities. So, as long as life matters, expanding the reach of immunisation also matters.
India was declared polio-free by the World Health Organization in 2014 while the world over Polio cases have decreased by over 99 percent since 1988.