The Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) reports, “More than 20 life-threatening diseases can now be prevented by immunization. Since 2010, 116 countries have introduced vaccines that they did not use previously, including those against major killers like pneumococcal pneumonia, diarrhea, cervical cancer, typhoid, cholera, and meningitis.”
Even with these and other advancements over the last 10 years (the Decade of Vaccines, 2011-2020), there have been other setbacks and plateaus around the world, and some of the disease-specific goals for the next decade include:
- Reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030
- Reduce viral hepatitis B deaths by 65% by 2030
- Reduce yellow fever outbreaks to zero by 2026
- Eliminate meningitis epidemics by 2030
From the very first vaccine developed to protect against smallpox in 1796 to the latest vaccines used to prevent COVID-19, families and communities have entrusted vaccines to protect their loved ones. This year, World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease, with this year’s theme of “Long Life for All.”
This year’s campaign comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services, including routine immunization, setting back progress by more than a decade and leaving millions of people still missing out on the life-saving benefits of vaccines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners work with countries across the globe to raise awareness of the value of vaccines and immunization and ensure that governments obtain the necessary guidance and technical support to implement quality immunization programs.
BioIQ is stepping in to join the initiative this week, and throughout the year, by partnering with health plans to offer a variety of immunizations. We offer a wide selection of test kits, health assessments, and wellness vaccinations available for convenient in-home use or a pharmacy near your home, including vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Chickenpox, Influenza, Shingles, and more.
By providing convenient options to access fully integrated healthcare services, health plans can achieve clinical adherence for preventable and treatable conditions and participants can see better health outcomes.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner with your organization to raise immunization awareness and vaccine rates in your population!