Immunization Safety Surveillance. Second Edition
Guidelines for Immunization Programme Managers on Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290615965 ISBN-10    9290615966
Order Number    15200170
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2013        108   pages
Summary
This second edition, which includes revised guidelines for managers of immunization programmes, aims to assist managers in immunization programmes and national regulatory authorities to establish/strengthen immunization safety surveillance system.

It provides guidelines for managers of immunization programmes and others responsible for vaccine safety and quality on the following:
. strategies and systems for ensuring quality and safety of vaccines;
. new classification of AEFIs and the objectives of immunization safety/AEFis surveillance;
. understanding vaccine reactions for better decision-making;
. AEFI surveillance system: reporting, investigating, causality assessment and responding processes;
. best use of surveillance data, and
. communication strategy on immunization safety for the public and the media.