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 a number of serious diseases, are available and many promising new vaccines are being developed.

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Optimizing data reporting to support evidence-informed decision-making on immunization

67 immunization programme managers and data managers from 36 European Member States met in Athens, Greece, on 23–24 February 2017 to discuss potential improvements to the annual JRF data collection process

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 2017 will be celebrated on 24–30 April.

This year's campaign

Latest meeting reports

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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

TIP publications, projects and news

WHO_Europe_VPI twitter feed

Immunize Europe Forum

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

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