Health Sciences North is promoting immunization this week in conjunction with Immunization Awareness Week.
National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization. Canada’s NIAW coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.
HSN Patient Advisor Nick Dominelli says immunization protects you and your community by preventing the spread of disease. It’s also an effective way to promote a healthy lifestyle.
During NIAW, you will see increased publicity about the importance of immunization and the success and impact that immunization has had in protecting and saving lives.
Many organizations, in Canada and around the world, participate in international strategies to raise awareness about the important role of vaccines.
Immunization Awareness Week runs until April 29.