National vaccination week from April 22 to 26


Morocco, like other countries in the world, celebrates national vaccination week from April 22 to 26, under the theme “We love our children… Through vaccination we protect them”.

“This celebration highlights the crucial importance of vaccination in protecting public health,” said the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in a press release.

The main objective of this initiative is to raise awareness among the Moroccan population and all stakeholders on the vital importance of childhood vaccination, specifies the ministry, recalling that vaccination is recognized as an essential intervention to prevent fatal, disabling diseases, infectious and cancerous.

In addition, this initiative aims to promote compliance with the deadlines for administering all necessary doses in accordance with the National Vaccination Calendar, reports the same source. This year, the commemoration of immunization week takes on particular significance as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Program on Immunization launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is, in fact, an opportunity to celebrate the successes and progress made in public health thanks to vaccination, thus emphasizing its positive impact on the preservation of lives and the prevention of preventable diseases.

Thanks to the great concern of King Mohammed VI, and the effective involvement of Princess Lalla Meryem, Morocco is committed to offering its children access to twelve safe, effective and good quality vaccines, free of charge at the center level. health. These vaccines are administered according to a national schedule which follows the recommendations of the WHO as well as those of the National Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee on Vaccination, explains the ministry.

Also, this event represents an opportunity to mobilize all stakeholders, namely health professionals, partners and institutional and community relays. To this end, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in partnership with UNICEF, has prepared a set of communication materials, which will be launched at the national and regional level, so that awareness messages can reach the population target and achieve the expected objectives, we specify from the same source.

Following the efforts deployed within the framework of the National Immunization Program, Morocco has made significant progress in vaccination against target diseases, considerably reducing mortality and morbidity among children under 5 years old. However, it is essential to maintain high national vaccination coverage to meet emerging challenges and continue to protect the health of our children, underlines the ministry.

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