Vaccines and immunization

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions available, saving millions of people from illness, disability and death each year. Effective and safe vaccines, which protect against a number of serious diseases, are available and many promising new vaccines are being developed.

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Tajikistan completes first round of supplemental immunization campaign against polio

Over 1.2 million children have received 2 drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) in Tajikistan in the past week, in the first round of a campaign to stop circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in the country. This represents 99% of the children targeted to receive vaccination during this campaign.

COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination explained

Videos and podcasts produced by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Vaccine Safety for health workers and the public to address common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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The European Immunization Agenda 2030

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European Immunization Week

Each year in April, EIW promotes the core message that the immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The goal of the region-wide campaign is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization.

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Vaccine safety communication library

Guidance on how to communicate about safety

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Data reports

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Tailoring immunization programmes (TIP)

Tools and methodologies to tailor services to the special needs of underserved groups

TIP publications, projects and news

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