Vaccines and immunization

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions available, saving millions of people from illness, disability and death each year. Effective and safe vaccines, which protect against more than 20 serious diseases, are available and many promising new vaccines are being developed.

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Slovakia raises awareness about vaccination

A new publication on vaccination in Slovakia and the European Union was launched at the start of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union this month to educate experts, health workers and the general public on the importance of vaccination in preventing serious diseases.

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European Immunization Week

Each year in April, EIW promotes the core message that the immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The goal of the region-wide campaign is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization. EIW 2016 was celebrated 24-30 April.

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Immunization advocacy library

Tools for immunization programme managers and other stakeholders to advocate for prioritization of immunization in political agendas and public health budgets

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Publications

Immunization Highlights 2015

Overview of support provided to Member States in pursuing the goals and objectives of the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015-2020 (EVAP)

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Immunization Resource Centre

Information and support for health care professionals

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Key data resources

Tailoring immunization programmes (TIP)

Tools and methodologies to tailor services to the special needs of underserved groups

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Immunize Europe Forum

WHO/Europe is proud to announce the launch of a new online resource for the immunization community

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