Health topics

Immunization safety


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.