The aim of World Immunization Week is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. The week takes place from 24-30 April. Every year, millions of lives are saved thanks to immunization and it is recognized widely as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
With the theme #Vaccines work for All, the campaign focuses on how vaccines, as well as the people who develop, deliver and receive them, are vaccine champions by working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere.
As the world prepares to observe Immunisation Week – scientists are struggling to create a vaccine to combat the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Over 2 million people worldwide have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and that number is quickly growing. Our healthcare system is becoming increasingly strained and we are in desperate need of safe and effective treatment for COVID-19.
Scientists around the world are racing against time to find a cure. Here are some of the drugs, vaccines, and other therapies in development.
Source: WHO & Reuters