Global Vaccine Safety

Sixth Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) meeting

WHO/SAV

The sixth Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) meeting took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 10 to 11 October 2017. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia in cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Pharmaceutical Product Working Group. Over two days, approximately 92 participants from 24 countries shared lessons learned as well as emerging challenges in vaccine safety surveillance. Tools and approaches to enhance safety surveillance were identified, in particular in order to manage communication to protect the gains of immunisation programmes. A detailed report will be published early 2018.