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WHO Position Papers: Chronological

For an alphabetical-by-vaccine list of WHO position papers, visit the WHO website.

Position Papers - 2020

Rubella Vaccines
July 3, 2020

Position Papers - 2019

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in infants and children under 5 years of age
February 22, 2019

Position Papers - 2018

Dengue Vaccine
September 7, 2018
Rabies Vaccines
April 20, 2018
Typhoid Vaccines
March 30, 2018
BCG Vaccines
February 23, 2018

Position Papers - 2017

Cholera Vaccines
August 25, 2017
Diphtheria Vaccine
August 4, 2017
Hepatitis B Vaccines
July 7, 2017
Yellow Fever Vaccine: WHO position on the use of fractional doses
June 23, 2017
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
May 12, 2017
Measles Vaccines
April 28, 2017
Tetanus Vaccines
February 10, 2017

Position Papers - 2016

Dengue Vaccine
July 29, 2016
Polio Vaccine
March 25, 2016
Malaria Vaccine
January 29, 2016
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Position Papers - 2015

Reducing Pain at the Time of Vaccination
September 25, 2015
Pertussis Vaccines
August 28, 2015
Hepatitis E Vaccine
May 1, 2015
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines
February 27, 2015
Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine: Updated Guidance
February 20, 2015
Note: A position paper on meningococcal vaccines was published in 2011 and its recommendations remain valid. This update adds to the previous recommendations specifically concerning routine immunization of infants and young children in the African meningitis belt with meningococcal A conjugate vaccine, following discussions at the October 2014 SAGE meeting.
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Position Papers - 2014

Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
October 24, 2014
Varicella and Herpes Zoster Vaccines
June 20, 2014
Polio Vaccines
February 28, 2014
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Position Papers - 2013

Yellow Fever Vaccines
July 5, 2013
Rotavirus Vaccines
February 1, 2013
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Position Papers - 2012

Influenza Vaccines
November 23, 2012
Hepatitis A Vaccines
July 13, 2012
Pneumococcal Vaccines
April 6, 2012
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Position Papers - 2011

Meningococcal Vaccines
November 18, 2011
Revised Recommendations for Yellow Fever Vaccination for International Travelers, 2011
September 9, 2011
Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception: Report from an expert consultation
July, 22 2011
Rubella Vaccines
July 15, 2011
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Position Papers - 2010

Cholera vaccines
March 26, 2010
Pertussis vaccines
October 1, 2010
Rabies Vaccines
August 6, 2010
Polio Vaccines and Polio Immunization in the Pre-eradication Era
June 4, 2010
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Position Papers - 2009

Rotavirus Vaccines: An update
December 18, 2009
NOTE: This update provides a revision to the 2007 position paper and should be read in conjunction with that document.
Hepatitis B Vaccines
October 2, 2009
Measles Vaccines
August 28, 2009
Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization: Report of the extraordinary meeting on the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic, 7 July 2009
Source: WER, July 24, 2009; 84(30):301-8
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
4/10/09
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Position Papers - 2008

23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine--WHO Position Paper
10/17/08
Tuberculosis and Air Travel: Guidelines for Prevention and Control (3rd edition)
7/08
Typhoid Vaccines
2/08/08
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Position Papers - 2007

Rabies Vaccines
12/07/07
Rotavirus Vaccines
8/10/07
Revised BCG Vaccination Guidelines for Infants at Risk for HIV Infection
5/07
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Childhood Immunization
3/23/07
Mumps Virus Vaccines
2/16/07
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Position Papers - 2006

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Haemophilus influenzae type b Conjugate Vaccines
11/24/06
Detailed Review Paper on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine - presented to the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, November 2006
11/06
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines
8/25/06
Tetanus Vaccine
5/19/06
Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine following Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Cessation Supplement to the WHO Position Paper (7/11/03)
4/14/06
Diphtheria Vaccine
1/20/06
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Position Papers - 2005

Influenza Vaccines
8/19/05
Cholera
8/05/05
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Position Papers - 2004

Hepatitis B Vaccines
7/09/04
Measles Vaccines
4/02/04
BCG Vaccine
1/23/04
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Position Papers - 2003

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Yellow Fever Vaccines
10/03/03
Introduction of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine into Oral Poliovirus Vaccine-Using Countries
7/11/03
Pneumococcal Vaccines
4/04/03
Polio Vaccines
July 11, 2003
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Position Papers - 2002

Meningococcal Vaccines: Polysaccharide and Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines
10/04/02
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Position Papers - 2001

Cholera Vaccines
4/20/01
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Position Papers - 2000

Typhoid Vaccines
8/11/00
Hepatitis A Vaccines
2/04/00
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Position Papers - 1998

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Varicella Vaccines
8/07/98
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