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.

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Call for nominations

WHO/Europe is accepting nominations for two new members of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC)

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Immunization Highlights 2013

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

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