The International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM), a program of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, hosted immunization professionals from the Americas and Europe in Madrid, Spain, to discuss strategies and challenges facing immunization programs.
The theme of this meeting was Vaccine Acceptance and Demand. This has been a topic of growing interest internationally, and is particularly relevant for the Americas and Europe. Presentations explored different facets of this issue, including the factors influencing why some populations hesitate or refuse to accept vaccines; programmatic methods of improving vaccine acceptance and demand; research findings documenting the outcomes of such programmatic interventions and illuminating successful approaches; and tools to help countries think through their approach to these issues.
Presentations from the meeting can be found here