Immunization is the process whereby a person is made resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body's own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert over between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.
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22nd Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Immunization and Vaccine-preventable Diseases in the Western Pacific Region
The Fourth Meeting on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Laboratory Networks in the Western Pacific Region
Successful completion of multi-intervention SIA in Papua New Guinea: Lessons learnt