The Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced on Monday the organization of National Vaccination Week from April 25 to 30, under the theme “Vaccination, hope for life”, in celebration of World Week of vaccination.
This campaign aims to remind that vaccination is a key measure of primary health care, an indisputable human right and one of the best investments in the field of health, the ministry said in a press release.
“Indeed, vaccines are essential for the prevention and the fight against outbreaks of infectious diseases and they are the guarantors of global health security as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic where vaccination has stood out as a major lever. to limit, or even control, the pandemic, thus allowing a gradual return to normal life.
This week’s celebration offers an opportunity to strengthen the community’s confidence in the usefulness of vaccines on the one hand and, on the other hand, to contribute to making the population more and more favorable to immunization by respecting all the doses required in the national vaccination schedule for effective individual and collective protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.
“Thanks to the high concern of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, and to the effective involvement of Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem, Morocco is one of the pioneering countries that have committed themselves to ensuring children the right to health by allowing them access to safe, effective, good quality and free vaccines according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Technical and Scientific Consultative Committee on Vaccination”, underlines the communicated.
He added that great progress has been made in Morocco in terms of vaccination against target diseases previously responsible for a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years old.
Efforts made within the framework of the National Immunization Program have made it possible to achieve national vaccination coverage against the targeted diseases, exceeding 95%.