Immunization week 2016, 18 April - 1 May 2016
From 18 April to 01 May, countries of the Western Pacific Region will join the global Immunization Week celebration.
This year's theme “Vaccination is everyone's job, protect your community. Immunize all throughout life” calls for everyone's actions to protect their communities through vaccination. The theme also aligns with the global theme of “closing the gap”.
Vaccination is considered one of the most powerful tools in public health and saves millions of lives. Vaccination programmes are known for their 'deep reach' in populations with various geographical, social and cultural attributes. While working towards the elimination of inequities in vaccination, immunization programmes relentlessly innovate approaches and renovate efforts to reach those still not reached.
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MACAO SAR (CHINA), 27 MARCH 2015 – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have been verified as having achieved measles elimination by the Measles Regional Verification Commission. The three countries join Australia, Macao SAR (China), Mongolia and the Republic of Korea as countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region that have successfully eliminated measles.
The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) introduces four interactive dashboards showing routine and surveillance immunization data. This work has been realised with the assistance of our colleagues from the Health Intelligence and Innovation (HII) unit.
Most current analytics are now available from these dashboards for Routine coverage, Measles and Polio surveillance and Hepatitis B.
The Philippines announced on 6 October 2014, the introduction of a supplemental dose of the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. The launch for the National Capital Region (NCR) took place on 6 October 2014 in the city of Paranaque, part of Manila’s metropolitan area and will gradually expand nationwide.
Latest news and features
Fifth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks and Poliovirus Biorisk Management Training in the Western Pacific Region
Fifth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks and Poliovirus Biorisk Management Training in the Western Pacific Region - Measles and Rubella Network Meeting
Fourth Annual Meeting of the Regional Verification Commission for Measles Elimination in the Western Pacific
- WPR immunization coverage dashboard (HIIP)
- WPR Hepatitis B dashboard (HIIP)
- EPI articles on Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) Journal
- All HIIP Indicators by Source
- Immunization, vaccines and biologicals (IVB)
- Immunization surveillance, assessment and monitoring - data and statistics by subject