It is timely to remember some key elements such as the vaccines are efficient and safe, said Portal in a message in his account on Twitter.
A chart that complements your writing indicates that immunization is our superior shield against a group of preventable serious diseases.
In addition, he adds, if immunization rates are high, we will get protection from the wider community. Eliminated diseases will reappear if we stop vaccination, warns the text.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), International Immunization Week is celebrated with the aim of promoting vaccination to protect people of all ages against diseases.
Each year, immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized throughout the world as one of the most cost-effective and successful health interventions, says WHO.
Even so, there are still about 20 million unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated children in the world, he laments.
Expanding access to immunization is essential to achieving the goals of sustainable development, poverty reduction and universal health coverage, the UN health agency notes.
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