Introduction of new vaccines : Report of a regional consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 December 2012
AbstractDescription: The Regional Consultation on Introduction of New Vaccines in the South-East Asia Region was held on 11-13 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The primary objective of the Consultation was to agree on a regional framework in the South-East Asia Region that will enable Member countries to make rational decisions on new vaccine introduction. The consultation brought together the key technical experts and EPI managers from Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region for this purpose and reviewed the existing criteria and agreed for a draft decision-making algorithm for countries to use at the national level in introducing new and underutilized vaccines in the future. This publication contains the report of the above consultation. The report includes a review on the progress of the implementation of "2012-Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization", regional decision-making framework for new and under-utilized vaccines (NUVI), potential contribution from NUVI in achieving millennium development goals (MDGs), the global and regional new vaccine introduction experience, Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitic syndrome surveillance, issues and challenges of health system strengthening for NUVI, public health benefits of NUVI in Thailand, issues and challenges of sustaining immunization financing, an update on vaccine supply, polio, measles, Japanese encephalitis, rotavirus and invasive bacterial disease surveillance, regulatory challenges for NUVI and roles of national committees of immunization practices and national expanded programme on immunization in decision- making for NUVI. This report makes recommendations for Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region on their efforts to achieve the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) goals.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Introduction of new vaccines : Report of a regional consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 December 2012. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205387