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Advancing Vaccines and Immunization Issues, Insights, and Innovations

This supplement of Vaccine contains 16 articles that cover a broad spectrum of important issues in vaccine science, including vaccine safety, efficacy, and implementation. The overarching theme revolves around identifying barriers to vaccination and …

Author: Artenstein AW, Halsey NA, Nowak GJ, eds.

Publication date: 2015

Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

Though generally very rare or minor, there are side effects, or “adverse effects,” associated with some vaccines. This report provides an analysis of more than 1,000 research articles that were reviewed to assess the risk of specific adverse …

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publication date: 2011

Adverse Events Following Immunization During Mass Vaccination Campaigns at First Introduction of a Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Burkina Faso, 2010

MenAfriVac™ is a new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine developed to prevent meningitis outbreaks in Africa. It was first introduced during the last quarter of 2010 in three West African countries. The authors of this article, published in …

Author: Ouandaogo CR, Yaméogo TM, Diomandé FVK, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization who provide advice and guidance to the US government on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. This website provides their …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): Summary Report, June 19-20, 2013

This meeting report includes the recommendations of the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the issue of intussusception and rotavirus vaccines. ACIP reviewed recent data on the issue and discussed trends in …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2013

Advocacy for Immunisation

This web-platform is designed to help health advocates improve immunization systems and access to live-saving vaccines. It provides a comprehensive end-to-end guide to vaccine and immunization advocacy to help health advocates develop their advocacy …

Author: PATH, International Vaccine Access Center

Advocacy for Immunization

This manual provides information on how to generate and maintain support for vaccination programs, including how to create messages and materials, engage policymakers, and work with the media.

Author: PATH and the GAVI Alliance

Publication date: 2001

Advocacy for Japanese Encephalitis

This fact sheet summarizes PATH's efforts toward raising awareness about Japanese encephalitis vaccination among stakeholders at local, national, regional, and global levels. The fact sheet is an excerpt from a larger, comprehensive document that …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2009

Advocacy for Stronger Immunization Supply Chains

This fact sheet explains why immunization supply chains and logistics are important, and describes PATH’s advocacy strategy to raise the political will for stronger supply chains.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials Project: Technical Resources

The three-year Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project, which ended in November 2012, worked to build the evidence base on what drives improvements in routine immunization in Africa. Findings from the project's work complement …

Author: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Publication date: 2012

African and World Health Leaders Step Up to Close the Immunization Gap

This video highlights the commitment of African leaders to close the immunization gap. It underscores the importance and need to invest in immunization supply chains to ensure that every child in Africa can receive lifesaving vaccines.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

African Meningitis Belt

This map of the African continent displays the location of the Meningitis Belt, an area in Africa where a large number of meningitis epidemics occur.

Author: United Nations Country Team in Ethiopia

Publication date: 2001

Airborne Transmission of Influenza A/H5N1 Virus Between Ferrets

This article, published in Science, details a study investigating the potential of avian influenza A/H5N1 to become transmissible by aerosol or respiratory droplet between humans. Researchers genetically modified the virus and measured the degree to …

Author: Herfst S, Schrauwen EJA, Linster M, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Albania: Demonstrating the Benefits of an Online Immunization Registry

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Albanian Institute of Public Health to transform the way immunization data and vaccine stock are managed. The two-year collaboration aims to evaluate the benefits of a supply …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Albania Pilots an Immunization Information System

The Albanian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with project Optimize, developed a registry-based immunization information system. This fact sheet illustrates how the data the new system produces has been used to improve the management of the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Aluminum in Vaccines: What You Should Know

This fact sheet, intended for patients, parents, and healthcare providers, answers the most frequently asked questions about the use and safety of aluminum in vaccines.

Author: Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Publication date: 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

This website provides information on a range of child health issues, including vaccines and immunization. The AAP is dedicated to improving the social, mental, and physical health and well-being of children.

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

An Analysis of Government Immunization Program Expenditures in Lower and Lower Middle Income Countries 2006-12

This article, published in Health Policy and Planning, examines the rising costs of immunization as new, more expensive vaccines are introduced into national immunization programs. The authors estimate that, by 2015, immunization costs will likely …

Author: Nader AA, de Quadros C, Politi C, McQuestion M

Publication date: 2015

Analysis of Immunization Financing Indicators of the WHO-UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (JRF), 2006-2012

This report presents an analysis of global and regional trends in key financing indicators, which are used to examine the financial sustainability of immunization programs, for the period of 2006 to 2012. The financing indicators aim to capture the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2014

Analysis of Strategies to Successfully Vaccinate Infants in Developing Countries Against Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) Disease

This article, published in Vaccine, outlines current candidates for a safe and effective vaccine against ETEC. The authors argue that a critical roadblock to achieving this goal has not been the science as much as the lack of a sufficiently funded …

Author: Walker RI, Steele D, Aguado T, Ad Hoc ETEC Technical Expert Committee

Publication date: 2007

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