Expanded programme on immunization

Seventh meeting of VPD labnet in the Western Pacific Region

  Manila, 26-30 September 2017- The Seventh Meeting on
  Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks
  in the Western Pacific Region was held in Manila, Philippines
  from 26-30 September 2017, to review the performance and
  identify the challenges of the poliovirus and measles and
  rubella network laboratories in the Region. The meeting
  reviewed ways to further strengthen the performance of
  network laboratories and also to monitor the implementation
  of recommendations from the Sixth Vaccine-
  Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks meeting in
  September 2016.

Let's talk about it: improving immunization coverage in the Solomon Islands

29 June, 2017 - Baby Joy looks around the room with bright, curious eyes, closely watching the nurse as she pulls on her white latex gloves. Joy is 17 weeks old, and that means she is overdue to receive four different vaccinations, as per Solomon Islands’ routine immunization schedule. Unfortunately, many children are like Joy: they receive their vaccinations late. In fact, over 25% do not receive the full schedule at all.

Immunization dashboards

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.

Philippines introduces supplemental Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

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.

Immunization top stories

Contact information

Expanded Programme on Immunization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
World Health Organization
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Tel. no. (+63 2) 5288001
Fax no. (+63 2) 5211036, 5260279
epi@wpro.who.int