New report by WHO on migrants’ immunization

The report underlines the importance of including migrants and refugees in immunization policies

On July 12th the World Health Organization has released the third report of the Global Evidence review on Health and Migration (GEHM) series, titled “Ensuring the integration of refugees and migrants in immunization policies, planning and service delivery globally”. The document provides an overview on current migrant’s vaccination policies in various countries, as well as identifying the different barriers of the process and laying out the critical key areas that should be considered for an update in policy. This report is a valuable tool for field researchers and policy-makers world-wide, while it also reflects the aim of the Actovax4NAM project: to ensure that the growing percentage of newly arrived migrants are swiftly and properly included in the host country’s immunization system. We are working towards a common goal!

You can download the report at https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240051843

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