This event has been established by an organizing committee of industry leaders (see web site www.WorldVaccineDay.org) to bring participants closer to exemplary vaccine outreach programs having a good educational and community impact.
We believe that disease eradication is the ultimate gift we can give to everyone alive today, as well as to all future generations on the planet. We support science as a universal value of progress and humanity, and celebrate vaccines and the people who make it happen.
Connecting with one another and sharing expertise is critical for everyone working in the vaccine industry. World Vaccine Day helps keep these connections alive not only on this one special day but also provides the impetus for enthusiasm all year round. We are building our future together, on local and global scales; different people and places united in a drive for vibrant communities of vaccine advocates. The internet, the world wide web, social media and the newest video conference technologies bring us together in ways not possible even a few short years ago.
The true strength of the World Vaccine Day comes from its global network of health industry leaders dedicated to making this single day celebration a success. The network aims to highlight the benefits of vaccines and the people who make it happen. Organizers are independent, stakeholder-focused and leading professionals who work across and in support of vaccine literacy regardless of country, sector, region, resource, or technology. Join our growing network and help make World Vaccine Day a global standard of excellence in vaccine education.
We invite you to learn more about this exciting new chapter in vaccine education and all its connective elements, from a new web site, to both centralized and distributed virtual events, to a history-making celebration of people, technology and innovation. We shall strive to make World Vaccine Day one of our most prized annual events, to include tours of facilities brought to life by scientists, engineers, health-professionals and industry; including manufacturing facilities, schools, universities, medical facilities, and more, all opening on May 14th, 2022.
Q & A about World Vaccine Day
World Vaccine Day is a global celebration of the positive benefits of vaccines (and the people who make it happen) held on May 14th, each year. This day was selected because on May 14, 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner took fluid from a cowpox blister and scratched it into the skin of James Phipps, an eight-year-old boy. A single blister rose up on the spot, but James soon recovered. On July 1, Jenner inoculated the boy again, this time with smallpox matter, and no disease developed. This 1st vaccine was a success and we celebrate that milestone on World Vaccine Day.
You can be an "active" or a "passive" participant. An active participant creates events in their location, posts on social media, joins in other events and leads. A passive participant watches all the great activity and has fun!
Global Network Ambassadors for World Vaccine Day organize events in geographic locations throughout the world and act as the point person in your country.
Social media channels are organized with hashtag #WorldVaccineDay. Search on this index and you will find a wealth of education, activity and engagement. Feel free to post your celebration on Social Media and use Hashtag #WorldVaccineDay
No. World Vaccine Day is a day to celebrate in your own manner. There is no fee. Donations to the "Donate Now" button on this web site are applied to broaden outreach efforts, globally. Donations are encouraged.
Word of the Year- VAX : A Report on the language of Vaccines
Whether you are vaxxed, double-vaxxed, or unvaxxed, the language relating to vaccines and vaccination permeated all of our lives in 2021. For lexicographers, it is rare to observe a single topic impact language so dramatically, and in such a short period of time become a critical part of our everyday communication. As reports of medical breakthroughs and rollouts (or strollouts) of vaccines emerged throughout the year, Oxford Languages’ monitor corpus of English tracked a worldwide surge in vaccinerelated vocabulary. The word vax (a colloquialism meaning either vaccine or vaccination as a noun and vaccinate as a verb) registered a particularly precipitous increase in frequency. However, the story of vaccines embedded in the English language is an old one which started at the end of the 1790s with the coinage of the word vaccine, followed soon after by words relating to opposition to vaccination, such as anti-vaccinist.
If you like vaccines and wish to accelerate global outreach efforts, please make a donation. Your support as a sponsor or partner will enable us to educate more people, meet our goals, broaden outreach, celebrate this valuable life-saving resource and honor the heroes and she-roes who make it happen! Your generous donation in any amount will fund the mission for World Vaccine Day celebrations.