Disease surveillance and Burden
Assessing the health and economic impact of disease on a given population is the first step towards prioritization and adoption of appropriate vaccination policies and disease control strategies.
After a vaccine has been introduced, assessing the impact of vaccination on disease is an effective way to measure progress, guide programme development and advocate for continuing program support.
These impact assessments require reliable data on disease burden, measured by indicators such as morbidity and mortality rates, and collected through ongoing surveillance and reporting activities.
This section includes general as well as disease-specific information and guidance on methods for:
- Surveillance for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs)
- Morbidity and Mortality estimates (disease burden)
- Laboratory Networks
Last Updated: 09 August 2017
- WHO Global Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Rotavirus and Pediatric Diarrhea Surveillance Networks Bulletin, December 2017
Summary presentation of routine immunization key indicators
Progress and Challenges with Achieving Universal Immunization Coverage: 2016 Estimates of Immunization Coverage
Vaccine introduction slides