In 2018, the Sabin Vaccine Institute conducted a study of immunization legislation in Europe in response to outbreaks and increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably measles, across the region. This increased presence of disease represents a marked change, since the World Health Organization European Region had achieved an immunization coverage rate of almost 95 percent in the years 2012 to 2013.
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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, in collaboration with international partners and the Government of Georgia, organized a Workshop on Immunization Legislation that gathered the three European countries of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing Program (SIF), Armenia, Georgia and Moldova, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 1-2 March 2017.
Институт вакцин им. Сабина в сотрудничестве с международными партнёрами и правительством Грузии организовал Семинар по законодательству об иммунопрофилактике, в котором приняли участие три европейские страны-участницы Программы устойчивого финансирования иммунизации Сабина-Армения, Грузия и Молдова. Семинар состоялся в Тбилиси 1-2 марта 2017 года.
From September 7-9, 2016, 350 experts from 50 countries met in Melbourne, Australia, for the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium to share recent scientific data on rotavirus (RV) epidemiology and immunology, the current status of the licensed RV vaccines, and data on the impact of the introduction of RV vaccines in several countries. The 12th International Rotavirus Symposium was convened by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.