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WHO: Immunization

WHO Vaccine Preventable Diseases Monitoring System collects data on immunization coverage and incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Disease incidence is included for: polio, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, tetanus, and yellow fever. Data are also included for the number of tetanus cases occurring among infants less than 28 days of age. Percent of immunization coverage is included for those receiving a dose of BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin), a third dose of diphtheria toxoid, a third dose of tetanus toxoid, a third dose of pertussis vaccine, one dose of measles vaccine, a third dose of hepatitis type B vaccine, a third dose of haemophilus influenza type B vaccine, a third dose of polio vaccine, and one dose of yellow fever vaccine. Also included is information on coverage among pregnant women (or, according to National policy, women of childbearing age) receiving a second (or additional) dose of tetanus toxoid.

Link [Last update: 2007-05-15; 13:39]

WHO: general information for selected vaccine-preventable diseases

WHO site offers a description of diseases, facts sheets and recommended surveillance standards as well as extended hyper links to other resources.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:33]

UNICEF global statistical data on mortality, immunisation, water and sanitation, nutrition, reproductive health and education

This web site is a good resource, offering health professionals an opportunity to understand the context of asylum seekers health from their country of origin. Indexed by country.

Link [Last update: 2007-05-15; 13:40]

Global vaccine news

The global alliance for vaccines and immunisation (GAVI) offers up to date information on the latest global research.

Link [Last update: 2007-05-15; 13:43]

Vaccine Resource Library

A comprehensive library resource on many issues relating to immunization.

Link [Last update: 2007-05-15; 13:47]

WHO: vaccine preventable diseases monitoring system

WHO and UNICEF have reviewed data available on national immunization coverage. This site offers statistical information on national immunisation programmes and coverage on a country by country basis.

Link [Last update: 2007-05-15; 13:48]

Immunization Action Coalition

The site offers information on immunisation in 32 languages.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:34]

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