Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

World Immunization Week 2012

Starting on 21 April 2012, WHO is uniting countries across the globe for a week of vaccination campaigns, public education and information sharing under the umbrella of World Immunization Week.

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions and prevents debilitating illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, tetanus and yellow fever.

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109 millioninfants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP in 2010

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage

2 - 3 milliondeaths averted annually by vaccination

More on immunization

19.3 millioninfants not fully immunized in 2010

Progress towards global immunization goals
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Planning materials

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Highlights

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