Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

State of the world's vaccines and immunization. Third edition

21 October 2009

Key messages - Chapter 5

By the 2020s:

  • child deaths from infectious diseases are expected to be at an all-time low;
  • polio should be eradicated, and measles eliminated in all countries;
  • today’s new vaccines against pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, meningococcal disease, and HPV are expected to have inspired new health and development goals;
  • hopes remain high that new vaccines will be available to combat malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, and other diseases.