Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Ebola vaccines for Guinea and the world

More than 11 000 people in Guinea participated in a WHO-led trial to develop the world’s first vaccine against Ebola virus disease. The ground-breaking trial, which ended in January 2016, resulted in a vaccine that is highly protective against the deadly virus.

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, visited some of the communities who participated in the vaccine trial in the city of Conakry.

Improving tracking of vaccines in Zambia

A health worker opens a freezer of yellow fever vaccines, in Togo
WHO/A. Asselin

In search for a solution to track vaccines in real-time, the Zambian Ministry of Health and WHO piloted a logistics management information system in 34 facilities in 2016. Through the web and mobile phones, the system allows supply chain managers in the country’s national, district, and provincial vaccine warehouses and stores to monitor vaccine stocks, usage, and expirations by the minute.

Embrace the facts about vaccines, not the myths

"Vaccines are available but myths around them discourage parents from immunizing their children. We need to bust myths and promote the benefits of immunization more widely. #VaccinesWork"

From warehouse to remote communities: the journey of vaccines

Thanks to a highly effective National Immunization Programme, most Brazilian parents can feel confident that their children will get the lifesaving vaccines they need – when they need them. Routine vaccination coverage in Brazil averages above 95% for most vaccines on the child immunization schedule every year – exceeding WHO’s recommendations. Yet some people remain hard to reach.


Communication products

Key resources and other documentation pertinent to our immunization work

Fact sheets

Fact sheets with the latest information on vaccines and immunization

Immunization highlights

A selection of key immunization achievements

Multimedia

Feature stories, videos and photos on vaccines and immunization

News archive

Immunization newsroom stories featured over the last five years

News materials

All news releases, statements and notes for the media on immunization

Questions & Answers

A list of questions and answers on vaccine-preventable diseases