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National Immunization Awareness Week

National 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. This year, Canada’s NIAW – from 24 to 30 April 2023 – coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.

Theme: Let’s catch up with confidence

#NIAW2023 #VaccinesWork #GetImmunized

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Over the past few years, many of us missed out on seeing the people we love and partaking in the activities we enjoy, in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect ourselves and others. We stayed at home, only went out when we had to, connected with loved ones online or over the phone, and cut back on social gatherings in our communities. It was not easy. Another thing that was not easy during this time was staying up to date on routine immunizations. In several places, routine immunization programs came to a grinding halt, and many people were unable to receive the vaccines they needed. This has not only put people behind in their routine immunizations, but has also left the door open for a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and polio. As we continue to live in our ‘new normal’, we are regaining the opportunity to catch up with friends and family, catch up on the hobbies we love, and catch up on the vaccines we missed.We want everyone to be able to catch up with confidence, knowing they are safe and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

This National Immunization Awareness Week, let’s catch up with confidence. Immunize Canada encourages everyone in Canada to get up to date on the vaccines they need. Let’s catch up on our vaccines. Let’s catch up on what matters. #GetImmunized with confidence.


Book an appointment with a Woodbridge Medical Centre Family Health Team Nurse to answer any questions you may have about your immunization record or publicly funded vaccines.



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