Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/IVB/07.03

WHO: working to ensure global quality, safety and standards in immunization

This short document provides a general overview of the work carried out by the Quality, Safety and Standards Team of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals. It briefly outlines the changing regulatory environment required to keep pace with demand for the introduction of new vaccines. It includes sections on: setting norms and standards; assuring the quality of vaccines and immunization equipment; and monitoring, assessing and responding to vaccine safety issues of global concern. Information about the funding of this work is provided, as are links to sources of further information.

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