Immunization Week in the Western Pacific

Regional Immunization Week 2014

This year, the Western Pacific Region adopted the theme of preventing liver cancer through hepatitis B vaccination with the slogan: "Stop hepatitis B and liver cancer. Vaccinate at birth."

About the immunization programme

WHO/B. Bayutas

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions and prevents between two and three million deaths every year globally. Immunization protects against diseases such as diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. The benefits of immunization are increasingly being extended from infants to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults providing protection against life-threatening diseases such as influenza, meningitis, and cancer (cervical and liver).

Immunization Week 2014 downloads

Several materials are available for download - for countries who wish to make customized posters, announcements, etc. We will be uploading even more materials in the coming days leading to Immunization Week.

Hepatitis B Public Service Announcement

Did you know that hepatitis B infection at birth or in early childhood is the most common cause of liver cancer? Watch the full public service announcement from the links below.

Contact Information

Expanded Programme on Immunization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
World Health Organization
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Tel. no. (+63 2) 5288001
Fax no. (+63 2) 5211036, 5260279
epi@wpro.who.int