Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

A Guide to Introducing a 2nd Dose of Measles Vaccine into Routine Immunization Schedules

Publication details

Number of pages: 60
Publication date: 19 August 2013
WHO reference number: WHO/IVB/13.03


This document is for national immunization programme managers and immunization partners involved in operational support.

Its objectives are:

  • To guide the policy discussions and operational aspects of the introduction of a second dose of measles vaccine into the routine immunization schedule.
  • To provide up-to-date references on the global policy, the technical justification, and the strategic issues relating to the introduction and provision of a second dose of measles vaccine in the routine immunization programme.