I have the pleasure of sharing with you the updated version of our popular publication, ‘Immunization in Practice: A practical guide for health staff’. The revision of IIP was intended to meet the demand to provide high quality immunization services to reach all infants in a sustainable way, building upon the experiences of polio eradication. This updated version includes details on several new vaccines that have become more readily available and used in recent years. Other major updates include an expanded section on integration with other health interventions (module 1), details on storing vaccines and temperature monitoring (module2), micro planning with inputs from the community (module 4), immunization checklist (module 5), enhanced data and AEFI monitoring (module 6), tools and strategies for involving communities (module 7). I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the many people who have contributed to the development of this publication.
Electronic version of this publication can be found at http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/training/en/ French version will be available by February end.
More than 10,000 copies of the previous version were distributed and the publication was translated into several local languages including Nepali, Baha Indonesia, Vietnamese. I hope you will support us in our efforts towards a wider distribution and use of this publication.