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.
Immunization plays a critical role in keeping preteens and teens healthy and protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, meningococcal disease and cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
In 2014, the Sabin Vaccine Institute began working with Georgia’s national government and partners to promote sustainable immunization financing and domestic resource mobilization for immunization. In more recent years, the focus has shifted to improving government immunization policy.