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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Uzbekistan introduces rotavirus vaccine into routine immunization programme

Uzbekistan is the fourth country in the WHO European Region to introduce rotavirus vaccine with GAVI Alliance support and the first in central Asia, where the burden of the disease is the highest in the Region.

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.

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Immunization Highlights 2013

Overview of activities and priorities of the Vaccine-preventable diseases and Immunization Programme

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