This document provides guiding principles and considerations to support countries in their decision-making
regarding provision of immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic and is endorsed by the WHO’s Strategic
Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization. It is complemented by a range of WHO technical materials on response
and mitigation measures for COVID-19.4 Each country will need to make individual risk assessments based on the
local dynamics of COVID-19 transmission, immunization and health system characteristics, and current
VPD epidemiology in their setting.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the document and accompanying FAQ is revised as necessary.