This new IVB publication is now online in IRIS at the following link:
This document is for national immunization programme managers and immunization partners involved in operational support. Its objectives are:
• To guide the policy discussions and operational aspects of the introduction of rubella vaccine into the routine immunization schedule.
• To provide technical guidance, up-to-date references on global policy, technical justification and strategic issues related to the introduction and provision of rubella vaccine in the routine immunization programme.
Since 2011, WHO has recommended that countries should make use of their accelerated measles control and elimination activities to also tackle the problem of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). This document is designed to help countries towards integrating measles and rubella vaccination.