Gist: The World Immunization Week, a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases is organized every year in the last week of April. In India, Mission Indradhanush Immunization Programme, launched in December 2014 by the Union Government aims to achieve more than 90% coverage of vaccination by 2020. A data released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that UNICEF is the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world, yet millions of children in India and also around the world miss out on full vaccinations every year. The increased access to immunization has led to a dramatic decrease in deaths of children under five years from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination has played a key-role in making India a polio-free country, he added. “All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are, have the right to survive and thrive, safe from deadly diseases,” said Dr. Robin Nandy, Chief of Immunization at UNICEF. “Since 1990, immunization has been a major reason for the substantial drop in child mortality, but despite this progress, 1.5 million children still die from vaccine preventable diseases every year.”