The landscape of vaccine use is rapidly changing in the region. In the Western Pacific Region, vaccines are being offered routinely and during large-scale campaigns within the context of disease control goals and targets set by Member States. In addition, several new vaccines have been recently introduced or are planned for introduction. Although modern vaccines are safe, the increased number of doses and opportunities for vaccination may lead to vaccine safety concerns.
The quality of immunization safety surveillance widely varies across the Region. This website intends to serve as a resource platform to assist Member States of the Western Pacific Region in strengthening vaccine safety surveillance system and sharing information.
- Fact sheets on immunization
- Vaccine reaction rates information sheets
- Global Vaccine Safety Resource Centre (GVSRC)
- Brighton collaboration
- Available case definitions - Brighton collaboration
- Global manual on surveillance of adverse events following immunization (AEFI)
- Vaccine safety communication guide
- Immunization safety surveillance guidelines, third edition
- Immunization safety surveillance guidelines, second edition
- Immunization, vaccines and biologicals
- WHO position papers on immunization, vaccines and biologicals