WHO: Global Immunization News December 2012

WHO: Global Immunization News   December 2012  http://www.who.int/entity/immunization/GIN_December_2012.pdf

News
– Djibouti celebrates Introduction of Pneumococcal vaccine in the National Immunization programme

– Growing Consensus on Strengthening National Vaccine Delivery Systems

– Timor-Leste launches introduction of new vaccine as part of intensification of routine immunization

– Review of National Immunization Programme in Tajikistan, 19-28 November 2012

– Eastern Mediterranean is the first WHO region launching Vaccine Safety E-learning course CD

– New technology for producing thermostable INFLUENZA vaccines

Meetings/Workshops
– The 2nd Hands-on Training Course to Implement Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technique for Rapid Detection and Characterization of Polioviruses in the Western Pacific Region

– 18th Meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication in the Western Pacific Region

– First meeting on seasonal influenza vaccines in Western Pacific Region

– IPV recommended for countries to mitigate risks and consequences associated with OPV2 withdrawal

– Global Invasive Bacterial Vaccine Preventable Diseases Surveillance Meeting

– SOUTH EAST ASIA countries share experiences on intensification of routine immunization at GAVI Partners’ Forum

– National Polio Committees develop action plans for 2013 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

– Immunizations Systems and Technologies for Tomorrow