Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Informing vaccination programs: a guide to the design and conduct of dengue serosurveys

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 50
Publication date: June 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: WHO/IVB/17.07

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Overview

In this document, considerations are provided on designing and implementing a cross-sectional serosurvey using school-based sampling to estimate age-specific DENV seroprevalence to inform a country’s national dengue vaccination program. The document includes suggestions for methods for planning and conducting serosurveys, including survey design, specimen collection, laboratory testing, data analysis, and the interpretation and reporting of results.