17 July 2017
Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to new estimates from WHO and UNICEF. These infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk. Additionally, an estimated 6.6 million infants who did receive their first dose of DTP-containing vaccine did not complete the full, three dose DTP immunization series (DTP3) in 2016.
10 July 2017
Global polio eradication and immunization partners have today announced the launch of a new supplement to the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Polio Endgame and Legacy: Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned.
The 51 articles in the publication serve as a resource and reference on how to implement large scale, globally synchronized public health activities within ambitious timelines, and provides valuable insights for other initiatives looking to do the same.
7 July 2017
In a revised position paper on hepatitis B vaccines published in today’s edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, WHO provided updated information on hepatitis B vaccines and their storage, transport and deployment.
The recommendations concern the target groups for vaccination, the appropriate schedules and stress the importance of vaccination of all infants at birth as the most effective intervention for the prevention of hepatitis B virus-associated disease worldwide.
5 July 2017
The second Global National Immunization Technical Advisory Group Network (GNN) meeting was held in Berlin from 28-29 June. The meeting was jointly organized by WHO, the Robert Koch Institute, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and Agence de Médecine Preventive−Health Policy and Institutional Development Center (AMP-HPID).
86%of infants worldwide vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP vaccine in 2016Immunization coverage fact sheet
1 in 10infants did not receive any vaccinations in 20162016 immunization coverage data
134 000deaths every year worldwideMeasles fact sheet