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Statement for EIW 2021 – This week we celebrate the role of vaccines in bringing us closer – World Health Organization

27 April 2021, Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

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27 April 2021
European Immunization Week this year is like no other we have celebrated before. Today we are in the midst of an unprecedented COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the world that offers us optimism that “vaccines will bring us closer” again. This optimism is embedded in the knowledge that with high uptake of vaccines and adherence to public health measures we can beat this pandemic.
While this context is new, the vital role of vaccines in protecting lives and livelihoods is not. By preventing…

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