The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Vaccination Week in the Americas 2020 in the Context of COVID-19 - Immunization Newsletter July 2020

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Following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic on 11 March 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recommended maintaining vaccination in the context of the pandemic, along with other essential health services. On 26 March 2020, PAHO published the first version of the document: The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemica, which was consulted on within the organization with various departments, and externally with the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases. This document was presented and discussed in a webinar in which managers of immunization programs of the Region of the Americas, members of the TAG, members of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups NITAGs), and immunization program partners.