This week (24 - 30 April 2020) marks World Immunisation Week.
We're very excited to continue our Celebrate Vaccines campaign to champion the critical role of vaccination and vaccine research in advancing global health.
Vaccination is an important success story for immunology and vaccine research remains a central part of public health initiatives globally.
With over 4,200 members around the globe, the BSI represents the voice of researchers who work on vaccines as well as the wider immunology community. In this capacity, we have joined forces with several partners to carry out vaccine advocacy in the run-up to the next GAVI Replenishment Conference. We have called this initiative 'Celebrate Vaccines' to highlight the amazing contribution of vaccines in saving lives and supporting global health.
Take a look around the Celebrate Vaccine website to find out more about the project.
For World Immunisation Week, we have pooled a range of activities and resources related to immunisation and will be posting on social media throughout the week.
We hope you will join us online with the #CelebrateVaccines hashtag for a week of vaccine advocacy, education and celebration!
Take part in the #CelebrateVaccines movement with our fun and educational activities!
- Get creative and enter our colouring competition to bring our drawings to life while learning about vaccines and the immune system.
- Join us on Instagram from 2pm on Monday 27 April to see what what a day in the life of a vaccine researcher looks like.
- Enjoy having some hands-on fun with our interactive activities whilst learning about the importance of vaccines.
We have developed a selection of public engagement resources about the immunology of vaccines for you to download and share.
- Watch our new animations on how vaccines protect you against disease, how new ones are developed and their positive impact in improving global health.
- Download our free public information guide - A guide to childhood vaccinations.
- Take a look at our eye-catching infographics explaining how vaccines work, what is herd immunity and how effective is vaccination.
- Explore our educational resources including presentations and instructions for students aged 7 to 14.
- Watch our videos about vaccines - you can learn how vaccines work, how vaccines have reduced disease and what herd immunity is.
- Head to our BiteSized Immunology page to learn more about the science behind vaccines.
- Discover some recently published reviews and original papers on vaccine research with our Celebrate Vaccines Virtual Issue from two official journals, Immunology and Clinical & Experimental Immunology.
Social media channels
Our social media toolkit has a range of resources you can use to show your support and engage others in the fundamental role of vaccines in improving global health.