Working to ensure global quality, safety and standard in immunization


This document provides a general overview of the work carried out by the Quality, Safety and Standards Team of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals. It briefly outlines the changing regulatory environment required to keep pace with demand for the introduction of new vaccines. It includes sections on: setting norms and standards and establishing reference preparation materials; assuring the quality of vaccines and immunization equipment; and monitoring, assessing and responding to vaccine safety issues of global concern.