Expanded programme on immunization

What are new vaccines?

New vaccines

The global Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was implemented in 1974, and initially focused on six vaccine-preventable diseases: tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles. Since the global EPI was established, vaccines have become available to protect against a number of additional diseases; vaccines which cover these diseases are termed new vaccines. New vaccines that are currently recommended by WHO fall into 3 categories: