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WHO Position Papers, Resources and Publications

World Health Organization (WHO) publishes vaccine position papers providing global vaccine and immunization recommendations for diseases that have an international public health impact. The papers summarize essential background information on the respective diseases and vaccines and conclude with the current WHO position concerning their use in the global context. The need for updating vaccine position papers is reviewed periodically and depends primarily on the availability of new scientific evidence and public health priorities. For an alphabetical-by-vaccine list of WHO position papers,
visit the WHO website.

WHO Position Papers

BCG Vaccines
February 23, 2018
Cholera Vaccines
August 25, 2017
Dengue Vaccines
September 7, 2018
Diphtheria Vaccines
August 4, 2017
Hepatitis A Vaccines
October 7, 2022
Hepatitis B Vaccines
July 7, 2017
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Vaccination
July 27, 2013
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines
May 12, 2017
Influenza Vaccines
May 13, 2022
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines
February 2, 2015
Malaria Vaccine
March 4, 2022
Measles Vaccines
April 28, 2017
Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine
February 20, 2015
Meningococcal Vaccines
December 11, 2011
Mumps Virus Vaccines
January 1, 2007
Pertussis Vaccines
August 28, 2015
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
February 2, 2019
Addendum to Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccines in infants and children under 5 years of age
April 1, 2021
Considerations for Pneumococcal Vaccination in Older Adults
June 10, 2021
Polio Vaccines
June 24, 2022
Rabies Vaccines
April 19, 2018
Reducing Pain at the Time of Vaccination
September 24, 2015
Rotavirus Vaccines
July 16, 2021
Rubella Vaccines
July 3, 2020
Tetanus Vaccines
February 10, 2017
Understanding the Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccine Uptake
May 20, 2022
Vaccines against Tick-Borne Encephalitis
June 10, 2011
Varicella and Herpes Zoster Vaccines
July 9, 2014
Typhoid Vaccines
March 30, 2018
Yellow Fever Vaccine: WHO position on the use of fractional doses
June 23, 2017
Vaccines and Vaccination against Yellow Fever
July 5, 2013

WHO Resources

Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS)
GACVS responds to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance
Vaccine Safety Net
The Vaccine Safety Net consists of a diverse group of websites that provide vaccine safety information in various languages. Each of these websites has been evaluated by WHO and meets the GACVS criteria for good information practices.

WHO Publications

Bulletin of the World Health Organization, monthly publication
International journal of public health
Weekly Epidemiological Record, weekly report
WER rapidly and accurately disseminates epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations
WHO Vaccines Position Papers
Vaccine position papers provide global immunization recommendations for diseases that have an international public health impact
This page was updated on November 1, 2022.
This page was reviewed on November 1, 2022.
 
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