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10 Facts on Immunization

This short summary of immunization facts provides an overview of immunization and a ten-slide presentation on immunization facts.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

2014 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve its “Decade of Vaccines” vision of universal access to immunization. This report provides a review of the progress on implementation of the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2014

61st World Health Assembly Global Immunization Strategy

This three-page document provides the 61st World Health Assembly's resolution on the Global Immunization Strategy, including guideance for World Health Organization (WHO) Member States and requests of the WHO Director-General.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

Above Zero: Strategies to Prevent Vaccine Freezing

This four-minute animated video emphasizes the difficulty and importance of maintaining proper temperatures in the vaccine cold chain. The risk of exposing vaccines to freezing temperatures are now known to be significant. These risks can be reduced …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Access to Vaccine Technologies in Developing Countries: Brazil and India

The authors of this study, published in the journal Vaccine, analyzed advantages and disadvantages of different ways vaccine manufacturers access new technologies. Among the methods considered were collaborations with academia and research …

Author: Milstien J, Gaule G, Kaddar M

Publication date: 2007

Achieving Effective Sharps Waste Management in GAVI Host Countries: A Proposed Approach With Estimates of Costs

This document presents an analysis of safer sharps-waste management activities, including practical options using available or emerging technologies. The analysis includes an estimate of the baseline burden of disease from unsafe injection …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Achieving the Global Vision for Future Immunization Supply and Logistics Systems: Action Plans

These action plans describe specific activities and strategies designed to help achieve the common vision for the future of immunization supply systems developed by the Cold Chain and Logistics Task Force (led by the United Nations Children’s …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Publication date: 2012

Addressing Parents' Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant's Immune System?

This review, published in the journal Pediatrics, examines questions about the use and impact of multiple vaccines on an infant's immune system.

Author: Offit P, Quarles J, Gerber M, et al.

Publication date: 2002

Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap

This article, published in The Lancet, discusses some of the characteristics of the changing global environment that are contributing to increased public questioning of vaccines, and outlines some of the specific determinants of public trust. The …

Author: Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S

Publication date: 2011

Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines

This informative fact sheet provides a definition of Advance Market Commitments as a potential financing mechanism for bringing new vaccines to the developing world and also outlines World Health Organization's position on the mechanism.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2006

Advanced Adjuvants for Novel Vaccines: Expanding Access to Technology in the Fight Against Infectious Disease

This fact sheet describes the positive impact that adjuvants can have on vaccine efficacy and, potentially, immunization program costs. It also describes PATH’s work to expand global access to proprietary and non-proprietary adjuvants as well …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2012

Advancing Vaccine Formulations of Importance to Developing Countries Using New and Existing Adjuvant Technologies

The positive impact of adjuvants on vaccination can be functional and practical. A handful of adjuvants are currently licensed for human vaccination, and a number of new adjuvants have reached advanced development stages. However, access to these …

Author: Blum J, Chen D, Cummings R

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

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

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.

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

Anthropological Perspectives on Injections: A Review

This article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization discusses the popularity of injections, as well as the widespread practice of injections provided by both formal and informal health care providers. The authors also suggest …

Author: Reeler A

Publication date: 2000

Anti-immunization Scare: The Inconvenient Facts

Dr. Steve Basser analyses the "quality of science of one particular, very public, opponent of immunisation--Dr. Vera Scheibner." Dr. Basser finds that "the gaps in her research...call into question her objectivity and cast doubts on …

Author: Basser S

Publication date: 1999

Ask the Experts

This web page provides clinical experts, including experts in immunization and infectious diseases, to answer parents' questions about diseases that affect their children.

Author: Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

Assessing the Programmatic Suitability of Vaccine Candidates for WHO Prequalification (Revision 2014)

As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine prequalification (PQ) process, product summary files are assessed by the WHO PQ Secretariat to determine the suitability of the vaccine for the immunization services where it is intended to be …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2015

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