During the last week in June, more than 200 members of the global immunization community, including stakeholders, partners and regional and country representatives, gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 2018 Global Immunization Meeting.

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.

Unprecedented demand for flu shots in Australia forced health authorities to ration the vaccines late last month amid a national influenza vaccine shortage.

Disease surveillance studies are an important tool for determining the burden of a disease. By knowing how many people are impacted by a disease – and just as importantly, knowing where and at what age people are most effected – decision-makers can create informed and targeted health policy.

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