Copenhagen, 2 May 2018 – To highlight the importance of immunization during World and European Immunization Week, WHO/Europe and UNICEF Supply Division created a joint photo and video exhibit in the UN City Lobby in Copenhagen. The exhibit, taking place between the 23rd of April and the 4th of May 2018, showcases UNICEF and WHO’s strong partnership and commitment in the field of immunization. It also aims to draw attention to the chain of actions that lead to the successful vaccination of the most vulnerable children, by highlighting the journey of one vaccine that protects against five diseases: the pentavalent1. The photos and videos describe the itinerary of the vaccine from the manufacturer to the Rohingya children in Bangladesh as well as immunization activities in Syria, Ukraine, Romania and South Sudan.
By emphasizing the global effort to bring immunization to the most vulnerable, the exhibit, “Leaving no one behind – saving lives through immunization”, seeks to increase awareness among staff of the vital importance of immunization for everybody, encouraging them to share an important message with their extended networks: vaccines work – and they save lives.
Pentavalent vaccines protect against five potentially fatal diseases: pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type b.