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. This year, Canada’s NIAW – from 22 to 30 April 2024 – coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.

Theme: Protect your future. Get immunized!

We here at Immunize Canada believe that no one should be left behind when it comes to protecting the future of their health and that of their families, friends and communities. This National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW), our theme – Protect your future. Get immunized! – will shed light on the importance of staying up to date on recommended vaccinations so that everyone can have the chance to live healthier lives protected against preventable diseases.

National Immunization Awareness Week 2024 logo

 

Vaccine recommendations are updated over time as new evidence and findings come forward, and as new vaccines become available. This can sometimes make it difficult for people to know which vaccines they need and which vaccines they are eligible for. Some people might not realize that they need to get caught up on their vaccines. For example, adults and pregnant people may not know that they need to get immunized against certain diseases. Some people may think that vaccines are just for kids – but, in fact, immunizations are needed throughout the lifespan.

Our goal at Immunize Canada is to help Canadians make confident vaccination decisions – by creating and providing evidence-based, up-to-date, and accessible resources on immunization. Check out our NIAW resources below to learn more.

#NIAW2024 #VaccinesWork #GetImmunized


Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Week with us!

Tips on how to celebrate #NIAW2024!

Proclaim 

Proclaim National Immunization Awareness Week 2024 in your community, using this sample Proclamation

 

Learn 

Learn more about immunization with these credible online resources

 

Plan

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

 

Share

Share 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 fro our Awareness Campaign Ideas resource.

  • Share messaging promoting immunization via social media – using the hashtags #VaccinesWork and #NIAW2024.

 

Download and share our #NIAW2024 social media calendar 

Social media calendar for NIAW2024

Download and share our NIAW2024 logo

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National Immunization Awareness Week 2024 logo - for Instagram

 

Watch and share our NIAW videos

Let’s catch up with confidence | short video

Hear Neil’s story about his sister Alison’s battle with cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), and the importance of getting vaccinated against HPV | short video

Hear Andrea's story about her daughter's near-fatal encounter with meningitis B, and the importance of getting vaccinated against it | short video

Hear Dr. Vivien Brown speak about the importance of staying up to date with routine and recommended immunizations | short video

 

 

Share our NIAW posters

I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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National Immunization Awareness Week 2023 poster 1

HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others.

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National Immunization Awareness Week 2023 poster 2

 

 

 

Share our NIAW social media images

I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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"I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we're raising awareness to save others." (social media image 1)

I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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"I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we're raising awareness to save others." (social media image 2)

I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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​"I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we're raising awareness to save others." (social media image 3)

 

I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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​"I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we're raising awareness to save others." (social media image 4))

HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others.

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HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others (social media image 8)

HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others.

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HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others (social media image 6)

HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others.

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HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others (social media image 7)

HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others.

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HPV took my sister from me. Now, I’m raising awareness to save others (social media image 5)

 

Find out more about vaccine-preventable diseases

 

Debunk vaccine misinformation with our Myth-busting Mondays Series 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (general)

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Vaccines during pregnancy

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Vaccines during pregnancy

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Vaccines during pregnancy

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Just for kids

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Just for kids

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Just for kids

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Spacing out vaccines

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Spacing out vaccines

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Spacing out vaccines

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Everyone around me

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Everyone around me

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Everyone around me

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (measles)

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Measles 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Measles 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Measles 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Measles 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Measles 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Measles 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Measles 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Measles 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Measles 3

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (meningococcal)

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Meningococcal 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Meningococcal 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Meningococcal 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Meningococcal 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Meningococcal 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Meningococcal 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Meningococcal 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Meningococcal 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Meningococcal 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Meningococcal 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Meningococcal 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Meningococcal 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Meningococcal 5

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Meningococcal 5

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Meningococcal 5

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (pertussis - whooping cough)

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Pertussis 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Pertussis 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Pertussis 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Pertussis 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Pertussis 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Pertussis 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Pertussis 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Pertussis 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Pertussis 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Pertussis 4

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Pertussis 4

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Pertussis 4

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (diphtheria)

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Diphtheria 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Diphtheria 1

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Diphtheria 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - Diphtheria 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - Diphtheria 2

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - Diphtheria 2

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (influenza)

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza vaccine 1

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza vaccine 1

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza vaccine 1

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter) - Influenza 2

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza 3

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza 4

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 5

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 5

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza 5

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 6

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 6

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza 6

Myth-busting Mondays 7

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Myth-busting Mondays (Twitter/X) - Influenza 7

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Myth-busting Mondays (Facebook) - Influenza 7

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Myth-busting Mondays (Instagram) - Influenza 7

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (influenza and COVID-19)

Myth-busting Mondays

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - influenza and COVID-19

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - influenza and COVID-19

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - influenza and COVID-19

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - 2-in-1 vaccine

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - 2-in-1 vaccine

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - 2-in-1 vaccine

 

Myth-busting Mondays: social media images (COVID-19)

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 1

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter) - COVID-19 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter) - COVID-19 2

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 3

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 4

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 4

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 4

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 5

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 5

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 5

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 6

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 6

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 6

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 7

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 7

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 7

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 8

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 8

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 8

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Myth-busting Monday (Twitter/X) - COVID-19 10

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Myth-busting Monday (Facebook) - COVID-19 11

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Myth-busting Monday (Instagram) - COVID-19 11

 

Amplify the successes of vaccines by sharing our Throwback Thursdays Series

Throwback Thursdays

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - peak measles

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - peak measles

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​Throwback Thursdays (Instagram)  - peak measles

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​Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - peak polio

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​Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - peak polio

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​Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - peak polio

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​Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - peak diphtheria

Throwback Thursdays

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​Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - peak diphtheria

Throwback Thursdays

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​Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - peak diphtheria

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - diphtheria 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - diphtheria 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - diphtheria 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - meningococcal 1

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - meningococcal 1

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Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - meningococcal 1

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - meningococcal 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - meningococcal 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - meningococcal 2

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - meningococcal 3

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - meningococcal 3

Throwback Thursdays

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Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - meningococcal 3

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Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - meningococcal 4

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Throwback Thursdays (Facebook) - meningococcal 4

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Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - meningococcal 4

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​Throwback Thursdays (Twitter/X) - smallpox

Throwback Thursdays

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​Throwback Thursdays (Instagram) - smallpox

 

Archives: Past NIAW awareness campaign resources

Past NIAW campaign resources can be found here.

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Last Updated: 17 April 2024