Photo of the week: vaccines work

© UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0560/Boris Heger

© UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0560/Boris Heger

Are you up to date?

From 24 to 30 April, World Immunisation Week 2014 urges everyone to ask this question for themselves and their children. Immunisation protects against the suffering caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and saves 2–3 million lives each year. But staying up-to-date on inoculations is critical to ensure lasting immunity.

In this week’s Photo of the Week by photographer Boris Heger, several children watch as a male health worker from a mobile vaccination team gives a dose of oral polio vaccine to a baby cradled by his mother, during the door-to-door polio National Immunisation Days in the town of Shire in Tigray Region in Ethiopia.

Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor

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