Eliminating measles and rubella. Framework for the verification process in the WHO European Region
This document describes the steps to be taken to document and verify that elimination of measles and rubella has been achieved in the WHO European Region. Annual assessments per country will be based on information about measles and rubella epidemiology, virologic surveillance supported by molecular epidemiology, analyses of vaccinated population cohorts, quality surveillance and the sustainability of the national immunization programme.
Review and evaluation of annual national reports will continue in each Member State for at least three years after the Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination confirms that endemic measles and rubella transmission has been interrupted in all Member States of the Region.