Comprehensive Family Immunization (IM)
The Comprehensive Family Immunization (IM) mission is to promote and coordinate technical cooperation and partnerships with the private and public sectors and the international community in support of countries' efforts to achieve sustainable and equitable reduction of morbidity and mortality of vaccine-preventable diseases through control and elimination strategies
It assists countries in improving the performance of vaccination and surveillance programs and regional laboratory networks, as well as enhances country laboratory diagnostic capabilities.
It promotes the political priority and sustainability of vaccination programs through policy and legislation. Generates critical epidemiological data on disease burden and cost-effectiveness of interventions for decision making regarding current vaccination programs and new vaccine introductions. Ensures the orderly supply of quality vaccines through the PAHO Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement.
Recent Immunization News
Experts recommend continued surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases for rapid response and prevention of outbreaks
A technical advisory group (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is recommending continued surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases in the Americas to ensure early detection and rapid response to cases, to prevent outbreaks.