Over the years, the development and expansion of vaccines has helped ease the burden of many vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). However, many countries and communities still do not have access to vaccines, resulting in the preventable loss of human life or finances due to VPD epidemics.
- Maintain high vaccination coverage rates and improve optimal vaccination rates where needed
- Strengthen systems for the safety management of adverse effects from vaccinations
- Identify and target immunization to populations at risk of epidemic-prone VPDs of national importance and create a priority list of high-risk regions and populations in order to provide vaccinations to VPD endemic areas
- Strengthen systems for VPD prevention and control, such as outbreak response immunization, case-based surveillance system, and access to a laboratory in a VPD laboratory network for diagnostic confirmation
- Conduct routine or supplementary immunization activities for addressing immunity gaps for measles