Routine immunization provides a point of contact for health care at the beginning of life and offers every child the chance at a healthy life, from the earliest beginnings and into old age. Immunization is a fundamental strategy in achieving many other health priorities, from eliminating the threat from COVID-19, controlling viral hepatitis, curbing antimicrobial resistance, and providing a platform for adolescent health and improving before-birth and newborn care.


Expanding access to immunization is vital for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, poverty reduction and universal health coverage. Find out more at the World Health Organization website, here: