National Immunization Awareness Week

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization. Canada’s NIAW coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.

During NIAW, you will see increased publicity about the importance of immunization and the success and impact that immunization has had in protecting and saving lives. Many organizations, in Canada and around the world, participate in international strategies to raise awareness about the important role of vaccines.

Immunize Canada invites you to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Week with us from April 20 to 27, 2019.

Social media calendar for NIAW2019 – March and April 2019

Hashtags for social media:   #NIAW2019   #VaccinesWork   #GetVax


NIAW2019 logo

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Immunize Canada has gone green! Please note that, now that stocks are depleted, Immunize Canada will no longer be providing printed resources. Once our NIAW2019 resources are available for download, you are welcome to print them. Our resources will remain available online for free, and will be kept up to date! If you have questions, or if you wish to obtain high-resolution files for printing, or if you require adaptation of any Immunize Canada resource, or insertion of your organization’s logo, please contact the Immunize Canada Secretariat.


Safia talks about living with post-polio syndrome. She encourages everyone to be up to date with their immunizations.

Mallory is mother to a child who cannot be vaccinated. Her son relies on community immunity for protection.


The following posters include the winners from across Canada from our 2018 National Immunization Poster Contest. (Please note that no submissions from Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Newfoundland and Labrador were received for the 2018 Poster Contest.)

Do your part.

PDF: 184 KB

National Winner

PDF: 272 KB

National Runner-up

PDF: 289 KB

British Columbia provincial winner

PDF: 703 KB

Alberta provincial winner

PDF: 244 KB

Saskatchewan provincial winner

PDF: 240 KB

Manitoba provincial winner

PDF: 253 KB

Ontario provincial winner

PDF: 291 KB

Quebec provincial winner

PDF: 221 KB

New Brunswick provincial winner

PDF: 219 KB

Nova Scotia provincial winner

PDF: 196 KB

Prince Edward Island provincial winner

PDF: 233 KB

Adult Immunization Record: Are you up to date?



Social media images

Animated image: National Winner

mp4: 12 MB

Animated image: National Runner-up

mp4: 13 MB


Celebrate NIAW2019 with these activities:


National Immunization Awareness Week 2019 in your community!

Use our sample Proclamation.


about immunization with these credible online resources.


your own immunization awareness activities in your community. Download our Awareness Campaign Ideas - Get your community involved resource.


  • your plans and ideas for Immunization Awareness Week activities with your colleagues across Canada! Contact us and send us your ideas/plan/suggestions. Get ideas from our Awareness Campaign Ideas resource.
  • messaging promoting immunization and #NIAW2019, via social media.


Read a short article about Canada’s National Immunization Awareness Week.

Last Updated: 24 April 2019