Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Pilot implementation of first malaria vaccine recommended by WHO

In a new position paper published in today, WHO recommends the implementation of pilot projects to understand how to best use a vaccine that protects against malaria in young children.

Isolated gains in immunization need to become the norm

A WHO commentary posted today highlights the need for the isolated gains in immunization achieved in several countries to become the norm in all countries. Many are still way off-track towards reaching the global immunization goals. So, how do we get back on track?

Vaccinations made friendly

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Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million children die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist. WHO recommends how to reduce the pain at the time of vaccination across all age groups.

WHO recommendations on reducing pain at the time of vaccination

A child receives a measles vaccination in Bangladesh
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In a new position paper published in today’s edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, WHO provides recommendations to reduce pain and anxiety during vaccination which can be applied in all countries worldwide.

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29 January 2016

20 January 2016

Call for nomination of experts to serve on the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) Working Group on Typhoid Vaccines

13 January 2016

Call for expression of interest to consolidate, analyse and disseminate information on home based records for immunization

11 January 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest to maintain and enhance the WHO Immunization Repository using DHIS2

17 December 2015

Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC): CALL FOR NOMINATIONS