Global Vaccine Safety

The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance.

The Committee provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes.


Next meetings

The next meetings of the Committee will be held on:

  • 3 - 4 December 2014
  • 10-11 June 2015
  • 25-26 November 2015
  • 15-16 June 2016
  • 23-24 November 2016

Contact us

Essential Medicines and Health Products
World Health Organization
20 avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
E-mail: gvsi@who.int