Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

New journal supplement provides an important resource to guide immunization programme planning

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.

WHO issues updated hepatitis B vaccines position paper

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.

Launch of the Global National Immunization Technical Advisory Group Network

Karin Knufmann-Happe, Director General for Health Protection, speaks during the meeting
Hans-Günter Bredow

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).

WHO issues addendum to the yellow fever vaccine position paper

In an addendum to the yellow fever (YF) vaccine position paper published in today’s edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, WHO provided guidance on the use of fractional dose YF vaccination in the context of YF vaccine supply shortages.


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