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The Immunization Newsletter is published every two months, in Spanish, English and French by the Immunization Unit of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information concerning immunization programs in the Region, in order to promote greater knowledge of the problems faced and their possible solutions.

References to commercial products and the publication of signed articles in this Newsletter do not constitute endorsement by PAHO/WHO, nor do they necessarily represent the policy of the Organization.

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Thirty years of the Immunization Newsletter (1979 - 2009)

30 years of the EPI Newsletter“Thirty years of the Immunization Newsletter: The history of the EPI in the Americas” compiles over 2,500 articles on immunization published since 1979. This book will take you from the early implementation of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the Americas to the current efforts to sustainably introduce new vaccines. You will read about the regional polio, measles and rubella elimination initiatives, from their conception to their achievement, and of the many experiences and lessons learned that have made the Immunization Program of the Americas one of the most successful life-saving initiatives in the world.

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COMING SOON: Immunization Newsletter - April 2014

PREVIOUS ISSUES              INDEX (1979-2013)



  • IN THIS ISSUE:PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group Meeting; Cholera Vaccination in the Americas; Update on Pertussis Vaccination; Vaccination with Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Adults; Status of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination; Update on the PAHO Revolving Fund; Status of Influenza Vaccination in the Americas and Formation of the Network for Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness—REVELAC-i; Multicenter Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Latin America

  • IN THIS ISSUE: Ciro de Quadros Honored as a PAHO Public Health Hero of the Americas; Beloved Dr. Ciro de Quadros, 1940-2014; Remembering a Hero; Dr. Jon K. Andrus Speaks at PAHO Memorial for Dr. Ciro de Quadros; In the Mood for Wiping out Vaccine-Preventable Diseases:Interview with Dr. Ciro de Quadros; Remembering Ciro de Quadros; Obstacles Overcome: Excerpts from ‘Experiences with Smallpox Eradication in Ethiopia’ by Dr. Ciro de Quadros; Selected Obituaries Commemorating Dr. Ciro de Quadros; In Memory of Dr. Ciro de Quadros

  • IN THIS ISSUE: Superheroes Help Promote Vaccination Campaign in Bogotá, Colombia; Integrated Monitoring Toolbox is Validated in Nicaragua; The Global Polio Situation in 2013; Technical Facts on Vaccines Used in the Americas; Monitoring Vaccine Utilization and Wastage; Table 1. Prices for Vaccines Purchased through the PAHO Revolving Fund, 2014; Table 2. Prices for Syringes Purchased through the PAHO Revolving Fund, 2014-2015; New Vaccine Cold-Storage Center Opens in Peru

  • IN THIS ISSUE: Caribbean Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Managers Meet in Jamaica; Second Workshop Conducted in Brazil to Share the Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of Electronic Immunization Registries; Information Systems Projects Become Easier with the PATH/WHO Toolkit; Analysis of Key Stakeholders in Vaccine Decision-Making:A Pilot Study in Ecuador; Regional Meeting on Sentinel Rotavirus, Bacterial Pneumonia and Meningitis Surveillance; Regional Workshop on EPI Planning and Program Costing Using the COSTVAC Method and Tool; Strengthening National Measles and Rubella Outbreak Response Capacity in the Post-Elimination Era; Brazil Launches a Book Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its National Immunization Program

  • IN THIS ISSUE: Progress Made in the Integration of EPI Costing and Planning; Workshop for Rotavirus Genotyping; Evidence-Based Decision-Making for New Vaccine Introduction; Member States Endorse the Continued Strengthening of Evidence-Based Policy-Making for National Immunization Programs; Update on the Status of PAHO’s Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement and Progress Report on Regional Development of Vaccines and Hemoderivatives; The Fifty-Second Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Passes a Resolution in Support of the Revolving Fund and its Guiding Principles; Measles & Rubella Meetings; Measles/Rubella/Congenital Rubella Syndrome Surveillance Data. Final Classification, 2012; Recent SAGE Recommendations on Influenza

  • IN THIS ISSUE: XXI Meeting of PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases: "Vaccination: A Shared Responsibility"; Meeting of the Vaccine-Preventable Disease Laboratory Networks for the Region of the Americas; Polio, TAG Recommendations; Measles and Rubella, TAG Recommendations; Pertussis, TAG Recommendations; Yellow Fever, TAG Recommendations; Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults, TAG Recommendations; Meningococcal Disease and Vaccines, TAG Recommendations; Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Introduction and Framework for Impact Evaluation, TAG Recommendations

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