Sabin Statement on Senate HELP Committee Hearing on What is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee conducted a hearing on rising rates of vaccine hesitancy causing preventable disease outbreaks across the country – such as the ongoing outbreaks in Washington, Illinois, and New York.

The success of immunization programs relies heavily on immunization program managers, who facilitate every aspect of immunization programs, from cost-effective procurement of vaccines to the vigilant monitoring of vaccine safety and efficacy.

In the last five years, Europe has experienced outbreaks and increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably measles, across the region.

Sabin’s IAIM Network is the largest international network of immunization managers, offering opportunities to connect, share knowledge and strengthen skills required to effectively implement immunization programs.
12.12.18 to 12.13.18
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Globally, rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrheal disease and the second leading infectious killer of infants and children under five children each year.

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