Vaccinate Your Family, Protect Your Community - Final Report, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases, 2011

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The XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 to 8 July 2011.

The meeting highlighted the achievements of the countries in the Region, as well as new challenges for continued protection of their populations. The motto for the meeting, “Vaccinate your family, protect your community”, reflects the importance that the TAG and the Immunization Program attribute to expanding the benefits of immunization to the community as a whole.

The meeting aimed at eliciting TAG recommendations to address current and future challenges for immunization programs in the Americas. Secondary to decision sessions, the secretariat presented updates on progress of fulfilling selected previous TAG recommendations. Finally, the secretariat provided updates on ongoing initiatives and developments in the immunization field.