World Immunization Week 2020 (April 24-30) is an opportunity for immunization advocates across the world to promote the value of vaccines for protecting people of all ages against preventable diseases. Our VoICE social media toolkit provides messaging on the vital role that vaccines play in global health. Beyond saving millions of lives every year #VaccinesWork For All by strengthening our health care systems, protecting global health security, shrinking equity gaps, and more.
Join us in promoting the message that #VaccinesWork For All by sharing the evidence on the broad benefits of immunization!
VoICE Social Media Toolkit for World Immunization Week 2020
Download the VoICE World Immunization Week 2020 Toolkit for a series of social media messages and shareable images that highlight key evidence on the value of vaccines! Messaging covers the six main topics of the VoICE Compendium: Health, Education, Economics, Equity, Health Systems and Integration, and Global Issues.
The toolkit is also available as a downloadable PDF and all images can be easily copied or saved directly from this page.
Welcome to WIW 2020!
Immunization saves millions of lives every year. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children worldwide who are not getting the vaccines they need.
We have it in our power to close this gap!
#VACCINESWORK TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH
#DYK those with HIV, cancer, and weakened immune systems benefit from immunization of others through herd immunity?
#VaccinesWork for all by protecting people around us, especially those who are vulnerable like new babies, older adults, and people who are seriously ill.
Malnourished kids suffer the most from pneumonia, diarrhea and other vaccine-preventable infections.
It’s time to level the playing field!
#VACCINESWORK TO IMPROVE EDUCATION
#DYK that immunization is linked to improved education and cognitive outcomes? Immunized children stay healthier so they miss less school and attain higher school grades.
#VACCINESWORK FOR ECONOMIES
Vaccines don’t just save lives; they keep the world’s most vulnerable people out of poverty. A 2018 @Health_Affairs study found the poorest households receive the most benefit from increased access to vaccines.
Studies show that vaccines can help stop poverty in addition to saving lives. Read the latest research on the economic benefits of vaccines.
#VaccinesWork for All
#VACCINESWORK FOR EQUITY
13.5 million children around the world still can’t access vaccines – these children are often the most vulnerable to disease and health disparities. We have it in our power to close this gap!
Leaving no child behind means ensuring the most marginalized – those touched by conflict or forced from their homes – have access to lifesaving #vaccines.
Vaccines are a tool for reducing gender, geographic, and sociocultural inequity – find the latest evidence on immunization and equity on VoICE:
#VACCINESWORK FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS
Immunization can decrease hospital admissions, thus alleviating pressure on overburdened health systems, freeing up needed medical resources.
In Kenya, rates of pneumonia hospitalizations in children <5 dropped by 27% after 4 years of PCV10. #VaccinesWork for All to reduce hospital admissions and free up more resources to treat and prevent other illnesses.
#VACCINESWORK FOR HEALTH SECURITY
Between 2005-2014 nearly 400 infectious disease outbreaks (excluding measles) were reported to the @WHO, threatening the health security of the entire world.
View @Voice_Evidence’s feature issue on #outbreaks to learn more: http://bit.ly/voice_outbreaks
2019 saw a record for measles outbreaks – more than 140,000 lives were lost, mostly children.
Measles is so contagious that the exposure of a single person without immunity to the virus can spark an outbreak that quickly burns through whole communities.