Module 5: Looking Ahead

Module 4: Vaccine Advocacy and Social Communication

Module 3: Implementation and Expansion of Immunization Programs

Module 2: Decision-Making on New Vaccines

The burden of pneumococcal disease in older children and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean

Streptococcus pneumoniae remains an important cause of pneumonia and invasive bacterial disease, primarily meningitis and sepsis. The greatest burden of disease occurs in low-and middle-income countries, and the risk of serious pneumococcal disease peaks at the extreme ages of life. Young children are at highest risk, but older adults and people with immuno-compromising conditions also suffer high rates of pneumococcal disease.

The Sabin Vaccine Institute held two courses on immunization in Romania from November 1-3, 2018. The first day, Media Skills: Serving as an Immunization Champion, brought health care professionals together to learn how to be an expert resource for journalists.

World Polio Day, on October 24 2018, marks a day for celebration of past achievements toward eradication of this vaccine-preventable disease, but also calls into discussion the measures that must be taken to maintain global vaccination and help protect those who are at risk from this disease.

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.

Rotavirus Experts Share Latest Research, Call for Increased Vaccine Coverage at Symposium

MINSK, BELARUS – Beginning today, the 13th International Rotavirus Symposium, hosted by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control, PATH, ROTA Council, the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is bringing together scientific experts, policy makers and public health officials to share the latest developments in the fast-moving field of rotavirus prevention.

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