ARAD. The Public Health Directorate of Arad, through the Health Assessment and Promotion department, organizes in April 2021 activities for the implementation of the National Information Month campaign about vaccination and celebrates European Vaccination Week, in period 26.04-02.05.2021.
European Vaccination Week
This year, European Vaccination Week has a special significance, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the continuous launch of vaccines throughout the European region, this year’s campaign focuses on raising awareness and informing the public about available vaccines and the role of WHO in ensuring their equitable distribution. Vaccination is the “cornerstone” of the WHO Europe 2020-2025 Work Program – “United Action for Better Health in Europe”.
“Recent epidemics underline everyone’s responsibility to keep vaccine-preventable diseases under control. The theme of 2021 encourages people to be aware of the benefits of vaccination and to celebrate all those who contribute in so many ways to protecting life through vaccination. The IEC campaign for the celebration of Vaccination is coordinated by the Ministry of Health through the National Institute of Public Health and is implemented locally by the County Public Health Directorates and that of Bucharest.
Sub the slogan “Prevention. Protection. Vaccination.” and theme „Vaccines – protection for all! ”, Information and involvement activities of the target population groups will be carried out”, it is shownin the DSP press release.
Only pother cases of influenza
In Romania, in the period 2016-2020, 20,204 cases of measles were confirmed, of which 64 deaths. As a measure to limit the measles epidemic, RRO vaccination campaigns have been organized at the national level for unvaccinated and incompletely vaccinated children. Vaccine coverage of 95% is required for the first and second doses of RRO vaccine, to achieve the level of immunity of the population necessary to stop the endemic transmission of the virus.
Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, 4 cases of influenza have been confirmed with the laboratory: 1 case of influenza AH1 virus, 1 case of non-subtype influenza A and 2 cases of influenza B virus. Until 21.02.2021, 2,265,289 people from at-risk groups were vaccinated against influenza, with a vaccine distributed by the Ministry of Health.
The COVID-19 epidemic that began in late 2019 was declared a pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus.
Vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19 became available in the EU / EEA in December 2020.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2021 the “International Year of Medical Personnel” in recognition of the dedication of this professional category to providing healthcare during and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has tested health systems in world.
The WHO recommends that all routine vaccinations be given on schedule, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.