Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/IVB/12.02

Report of the Ad-hoc consultation on typhoid vaccine introduction and typhoid surveillance

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This is a report of the ad-hoc consultation on typhoid vaccine introduction and typhoid surveillance organized by WHO/HQ/IVR and this report summarizes the outcome of this consultation. The tentative Table of content is attached as a separate sheet. The document presents the discussion and general consensus on the strategies for the introduction of and the choices for available typhoid vaccines. It also presents the issues around surveillance for typhoid and what needs further strengthening. It is an important outcome as it is the first of such consultation involving a broad range of people with diverse background, but all involved in either immunization or communicable diseases control and surveillance, including laboratory experts. It will be an important reference document for future typhoid vaccination programmes.

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