Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.

Last updated: 4 April 2014

Next meeting

The next SAGE meeting will take place in Geneva from the 21-23 October 2014.

Future meetings

Previous meetings

Regional Technical Advisory Groups on Immunization

National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups

External review

Report on immunization advisory committees as presented at the 17-18 April 2007 SAGE meeting by an independent review team.