Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/V&B/03.01

WHO-recommended standards for surveillance of selected vaccine preventable diseases

This document provides recommendations on the WHO surveillance standards for selected vaccine-preventable diseases. It reviews the rationale for surveillance of each disease, as well as recommended case definitions, types of surveillance, data elements to collect, data analyses, and uses of data for public health decision-making. The recommendations are aimed at national-level surveillance staff and should be adapted according to national priorities and needs. This document replaces WHO/EPI/GEN/98.02 Rev.2.

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