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  1. Thuy-Linh Nguyen
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  3. Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The IVAC VIMS Report on Global Vaccine Introduction - September 2014 is out!

Recent updates (since March 2014) include:

-South Sudan's introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in July 2014 marks a significant milestone in global health, as Hib-containing pentavalent vaccine is now available in all 73 Gavi countries. To read IVAC's reflections on this historic moment, click here.
-Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been introduced in Niger, Republic of Korea, Swaziland, and Togo.
-Rotavirus vaccine has been introduced in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Estonia, Kenya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.



The VIMS report displays data and figures on the introduction status of Hib, pneumococcal, and rotavirus vaccines both globally and in the 73 Gavi-eligible countries. The images and text in the report describe:

-How many countries have introduced each vaccine or plan to in the future
-National levels of vaccine coverage and access, globally and in Gavi countries
-Vaccine introduction trends over time
-Vaccine introduction status of each of the 194 countries, listed individually


This report is produced on a quarterly basis. Current and past reports can be accessed at http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/vims/

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