Immunization Safety Surveillance Edition 2

Guidelines for Immunization Programme Managers on Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization

April 2014
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    7th April 2014
  • ISBN 9789290615965
  • Language English
  • Pages 108 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"
  • Images figures

This second edition, which includes revised guidelines for managers of immunization programs, will assist managers in national regulatory authorities and immunization programs to establish/strengthen immunization safety surveillance system.

It provides guidelines for those 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 systems: reporting, investigating, causality assessment and responding processes
* best use of surveillance data, and
* communication strategy on immunization safety for the public and the media.