Vaccination Week in the Americas 2009
Vaccination Week in the Americas is an unparalleled effort led by the member countries of the Pan American Health Organization to vaccinate millions of people. In 2009, the seventh Vaccination Week in the Americas will happen between the 25th of April and May 2nd. This year, Vaccination Week will emphasize vaccination of the whole family, and the immunization of health workers.
A Message from PAHO Director, Dr. Mirta Roses
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- VWA 2009 Final Report (PDF)
- VWA 2008 Final Report (PDF)
- VWA 2008 Final Report (MS Word)
- VWA 2008 Results (PDF)
- Sesame Street
- Aide Memoire: Immunization of Health workers against Hepatitis B/Prevention of Occupational Transmission of Blood-borne Pathogens
Recent Immunization News
eHealth initiatives take off in Latin America and the Caribbean
New eHealth initiatives are springing up in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, in parallel with the increasing use of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the region. These initiatives have the potential to improve access to and quality of health care, yet few countries have policies in place to guide their development or exploit their full potential.