Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

National advisory committees on immunization

The majority of industrialized and some developing countries have formally established national technical advisory bodies to guide immunization policies; other countries are working towards or contemplating the establishment of such bodies. These advisory bodies are often referred to as National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs). A NITAG is a technical resource providing guidance to national policy-makers and programme managers to enable them to make evidence-based immunization-related policy and programme decisions.

Information on NITAGs by country is available through the Observatory of the NITAG Resource Center. The Resource Centre is maintained by the SIVAC Initiative (see below) and its partners, and provides information, tools, and briefing materials for NITAGs and the global immunization community to improve evidence-based decision-making on vaccines and immunization at national level.

Resource documents

Regional initiatives and collaborators

Page last updated: 16 June 2011

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