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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WHO engages with communities in preparation for Ukraine’s third polio vaccination round

WHO is working closely with vulnerable populations, such as Roma, to ensure that children of these communities receive polio vaccines.

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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 2016 will be celebrated 24-30 April.

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Immunization advocacy library

Tools for immunization programme managers and other stakeholders to advocate for prioritization of immunization in political agendas and public health budgets

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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

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