First Global Vaccine Safety Initiative Meeting
The first Global Vaccine Safety meeting took place in Hurghada, Egypt on 21-22 November 2012. This general meeting guides the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative, which is the implementation mechanism for the Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint.
The main objective of this first meeting was for countries and partners to interact and exchange information on progress with implementation of national and global vaccine pharmacovigilance activities and define plans for further development. During two days, EPI managers and national regulatory authorities pharmacovigilance staff from fifteen countries gathered with representatives from UN agencies, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies umbrella organizations and funding agencies. Participants reported on initiatives relevant to the Blueprint objective, shared experiences to strengthen vaccine pharmacovigilance, and identified needs and opportunities for further development.