Results In all cities the decrease in vaccine doses administered was most apparent in March and April 2020, i.e., just before or coincident with the declaration of a nationwide COVID-19 emergency on April 7, 2020. The decrease started as early as...
The Japanese immunization program has made considerable progress since 2009: several new vaccines have been introduced and most are included in the National Immunization Program (NIP). In October 2020, the Japanese law on immunization was revised,...
Background: The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has caused a persistent decline in childhood vaccination coverage, including Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, in some countries. Our objective was to evaluate the...
In Japan, the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group created by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has played an important role in demonstrating the solid scientific basis for vaccine efficacy and safety since 2002. Members of the group,...
Japan experienced measles outbreaks in both 2006 and 2007 mainly among university students. Improvement of vaccine coverage against vaccine-preventable viral infections is the prime task for preventing outbreaks of viral infections. To elucidate the...
The public health benefits of vaccination are clear. The World Health Organization estimates that, in 2008, more than 2.5 million deaths were prevented by vaccination.1 Immunization programmes have led to the eradication of smallpox, the elimination...
During 1999-2003, Japan experienced a series of measles epidemics, and in Action Plans to Control Measles and the Future Problems, it was proposed that infants be immunized soon after their one-year birthday. In this study, we attempted to...
The global incidence of JE is unknown because the intensity and quality of JE surveillance and the availability of diagnostic laboratory testing vary throughout the world. Countries that have implemented high-quality childhood JE vaccination...
The term vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services. Different factors influence vaccine hesitancy and these are context-specific, varying across time and place and with...
Looking for policy-makers or programme managers to support the development of an implementation guide for home-based records
The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are collaborating to strengthen implementation of home-based records. An implementation guide to su
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A home-based vaccination record is a document (more often physical rather than electronic) --- issued by an official authority (may be sub-national or national) to an individual person and maintained
[b]Member States Delegates discuss progress towards global immunization goals at the World Health Assembly, May 2014[/b] [b]Fifty-four speakers including 50 representatives from Member States, o
[i]Eighty-six percent decline in measles cases brings Western Pacific Region closer than ever to measles elimination[/i] September 12, 2012 - Atlanta, Geneva, New York, Washington: Measles cases a
Dear Colleagues and Partners, Online registration is now open for the upcoming scientific meeting on vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) – ‘VDPVs and their Implications: State of the Art’
Dear Colleagues and Partners, The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ministry of Health Japan, is organising a scient
Here is a summary of interventions made by country delegations during the GVAP discussion at the WHO Executive Board on 21 January. - A number of delegations mentioned the importance of including
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the Monthly Situation Report as usual and visit [url=http://www.polioeradication.org/]www.polioeradication.org[/url] for regular updates on the Global Polio Erad
[i]by Terry Hart and Julian Bilous, consultants, and Osman David Mansoor, UNICEF[/i] In 2006, the Government of Japan offered funding to the [url=http://www.unicef.org/immunization/index_42071.html]U