English–Russian glossary of key terms on vaccinology and immunization



To ensure technical documents of high quality with a common understanding of terminology standardized across languages, the Vaccine and Immunization Programme of the WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed the first edition of English-Russian Glossary of Key Terms on Vaccinology and Immunization. The Programme publishes all of its technical documents in Russian, which is one of the Region’s four working languages. It was recognized that in the translation process inconsistencies in the interpretation and terminology of key terms used in this field of work can arise and lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding by field staff using these documents for programme implementation. The purpose in developing this glossary is to bring standardization in the use of key terms to facilitate communication, including translation.