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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Taking stock of measles and rubella elimination in the WHO European Region

3rd meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission finds uneven progress 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. EIW will celebrate its 10th year on 20–25 April 2015.

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Key resources

Tailoring immunization programmes (TIP)

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

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Publications

Immunization Highlights 2013

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

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Data and statistics

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