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WHO Recommendations for Routine Immunization: Summary Tables

These summary tables are designed to assist program managers in developing optimal immunization schedules using key information from the World Health Organization (WHO). The first table summarizes recommended routine immunizations for all age …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2017

WHO Recommendations Regarding Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of safe vaccines despite availability of vaccination services. This special issue of Vaccine is guest-edited by the World Health Organization (WHO) and focuses on the topic of vaccine …

Author: Schuster M, Duclos P, eds.

Publication date: 2015

WHO Vaccine Reaction Rates Information Sheets

This web page provides links to information sheets on reaction rates of selected vaccines. The papers are primarily designed for use by national public health officials and immunization program managers. Data from these sheets can be used for the …

Author: World Health Organization

WHO/Health Canada Drafting Group Meeting on Scientific and Regulatory Considerations on the Stability Evaluation of Vaccines Under Controlled Temperature Chain

On December 4 to 6, 2012, a consultation was held under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada in Ottawa to identify obstacles to further developing a controlled temperature chain for vaccines. As described in this …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Whom and Where Are We Not Vaccinating? Coverage After the Introduction of a New Conjugate Vaccine Against Group A Meningococcus in Niger in 2010

The authors of this article, published in PLoS ONE, evaluated the first two phases of the introduction campaign of a new conjugate vaccine, MenAfriVac™, in Niger. They determined which sub-populations or areas …

Author: Kim SH, Pezzoli L, Yacouba H, et al.

Publication date: 2012

WHO's Key Normative Processes and Institutions for Vaccines: A Primer

This policy brief describes three World Health Organization (WHO) normative institutions and processes pertaining to the issuance of technical guidelines and opinons about the public health value of new vaccines, their quality, and the …

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Institute

Publication date: 2008

Why Invest in Communication for Immunization? Evidence and Lessons Learned

This report identifies communication challenges that affect the success of immunization services; offers evidence of the contributions of communication activities; identifies lessons learned, and suggests ways in which communication can continue to …

Author: Waisbord S and Larson H

Publication date: 2005

Will the Decade of Vaccines Mean Business as Usual?

The authors of this article, published in The Lancet, argue that anticipated advances in vaccinology during this new Decade of Vaccines (named by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2010) will only translate into reductions in …

Author: Rees H, Madhi SA

Publication date: 2011

Working to Beat Malaria: The Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme

This video discusses the development of the RTS,S malaria vaccine, its pilot introduction in selected areas of three African countries as part of the World Health Organization-coordinated Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme, and why this is a …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2018

Workshop on Vaccine Pressure and Neisseria Meningitidis, Annecy, France, 9-11 March 2005

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, summarizes a 2005 three-day workshop held in Annecy, France, that reviewed the current state of knowledge regarding Neisseria meningitidis capsule switching and vaccine pressure from capsular …

Author: Alonso JM, Gilmet G, Rouzic EM, et al.

Publication date: 2007

The World Bank: Health

The World Bank’s global strategy for health, nutrition, and population centers on strengthening health systems, including systems for the delivery of life-saving vaccines. This web page provides information about their health projects around the …

Author: The World Bank

World Health Organization Definition of "Radiologically Confirmed Pneumonia" May Under-estimate the True Public Health Value of Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccines

The public health benefit of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) in preventing pneumonia would only be appreciated if the tool used for measuring “pneumococcal pneumonia” had good sensitivity. Exploratory studies in South Africa …

Author: Madhi S, Klugman K

Publication date: 2007

World Health Organization Podcast, Episode 45: A New Meningitis Vaccine is Being Introduced to Prevent Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This podcast discusses the introduction of a new vaccine to prevent epidemics of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. The podcast features Dr. Eric Bertherat, from the World Health Organization (WHO) department of Epidemic Pandemic Alert and …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

World Immunization Week

To underscore the importance of immunization in saving lives and to encourage families to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to unite countries across the globe for a week each year through …

Author: World Health Organization

World Malaria Report

This web page provides links to the annual World Malaria Report, which provides an up-to-date assessment of malaria-related policies adopted and applied in endemic countries, and contains the latest World Health Organization recommendations on …

Author: World Health Organization

Yaounde Declaration on Elimination of Meningococcal Meningitis Type A Epidemics as a Public Health Problem in Africa

This document outlines a pledge made by the ministers of health of African meningitis belt countries at the 58th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee in Cameroon in 2008 to combat meningococcal disease in the region.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability

This report aimed to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The report identifies and discusses potential benefits, possible obstacles, and …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

This data-rich, hour-long video explores findings which suggest that low human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are leaving a generation of children vulnerable to HPV cancers. The presentation, which is geared for immunization providers, …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2014

Your Child's Immunizations

This web page provides general information on childhood immunizations and includes details on specific vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: KidsHealth, Nemours Foundation

Publication date: 2015

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