Press Release

WHO, AzPC, and TABIB organized an event on vaccination in Lankaran for over 100 healthcare workers and parents

17 November 2023

With the financial support of the European Union, World Health Organization (WHO) and Azerbaijan Pediatric Society (AzPC) with the support of the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) conducted the next awareness raising event on November 17 in Lankaran city. This event was dedicated to underscoring the significance of child vaccination in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance too.

A series of events organized in different regions, titled "Embracing Scientific Evidence Over Myths: Vaccination Awareness Training" was held under the motto "Leave no one behind" in accordance with the WHO's European Immunization Agenda 2030.

The primary goal of the training was to enhance the awareness of healthcare workers and parents regarding vaccination while dispelling misconceptions about vaccines.

The event involved up to 100 pediatricians and nurses from Lankaran, Lerik, Yardimli, Masalli, and Astara districts, along with the parents who had initially refused vaccination.

During the initial part of the event, Board Members of AzPC and experts from the Ministry of Health, Nigar Bayramova, Erkin Rahimov, and Ali Guliyev, engaged in discussions with parents on vaccine hesitancy and addressed their queries. At the meeting, experts urged parents to vaccinate their children to protect themselves from the recently spread measles disease.

In the latter part of the day, AzPC experts conducted sessions for healthcare workers, covering topics such as child vaccination, complications of vaccine-preventable diseases, misconceptions about contraindications and etc.

At the end of the event, healthcare workers and parents expressed that awareness-raising initiatives conducted through such lively discussions were highly beneficial.

It is noteworthy that the first awareness-raising event occurred last month in Shirvan city, with the participation of over 100 healthcare workers and about 50 parents. In the upcoming months, similar events will be organized in Baku, Ganja, Guba, and Sheki, covering the same informative content.


Fanara Bunyadzada

Fanara Bunyadzada

Communications Officer

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