Immunization Newsletter, v.46, n.1, Mar. 2024

Immunization Newsletter 03-2024

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) publishes the Immunization Newsletter four times a year in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on immunization programs in the Region of the Americas and beyond. It has been published since 1979 in English and Spanish, with French and Portuguese versions beginning in 2001 and 2019, respectively. The March 2024 issue of the quarterly Immunization Newsletter covers the following topics: Third annual meeting of the Regional Monitoring and Re-verification Commission for Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Elimination; PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases provides regional recommendations on dengue and respiratory syncytial virus vaccines and issues a statement on the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts; Charting the path forward: reflections on PAHO's Communicable Diseases Elimination Initiative and future directions; Towards the Elimination of Diseases Associated with Human Papillomavirus Infection in the French Caribbean: Implementation of a Mass Vaccination Campaign in Schools Since October 2023; Expanded Immunization Program methodology and performance monitoring tool for the Region of the Americas; Sentinel surveillance of rotavirus in children under 5 years of age in the Region of the Americas; Sentinel surveillance of bacterial pneumonia and meningitis in children under 5 years of age in the Americas; Workshop on the preparation of scientific texts and articles on health in Bogotá, Colombia; Final Classification of Cases in the Region of the Americas, 2023; Immunization information systems and data quality; Virtual self-learning course: Tools for monitoring integrated public health interventions. Vaccination and deworming for soil-transmitted helminth infections; and Strengthening immunization data management.