“On the occasion of World Immunisation Week, The International Council of Nurses (ICN) advocates for nurses to gain greater autonomy in administration of vaccines. One of ICN’s priority areas, immunisation is recognised as one of the most effective means to ensure global health security by preventing roughly three million deaths per year.
Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective investments in healthcare and can be delivered effectively to even the most hard-to-reach populations. Global coverage is inadequate and many low-income and remote regions continue to lack access and progress towards equitable access is worryingly slow. In higher income countries where vaccines are widely available, the uptake may be hindered by a lack of information, misinformation, fear, and mistrust, dangerously affecting the efficacy of immunization programmes and presenting a threat to global health. ”
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