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.
News and features
Strengthening Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) surveillance system in Viet Nam: root cause analysis technique
Expert Consultation on Accelerated Control of Japanese Encephalitis in the Western Pacific Region
Papua New Guinea launches SIREP Plus – Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccine.
Meetings and events
Fourth Meeting of the Combined Subregional Committees for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication and Verification of Measles Elimination in Pacific island countries and areas
25th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Immunization and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the Western Pacific Region