Vaccine Resources provides links to a variety of informational resources on vaccines and immunization. These resources provide important background information on a variety of vaccine and immunization related topics that are not captured in the searchable VoICE compendium. In this section you will find links to full text reports, maps, resource guides and policy recommendations housed on partner websites.
For answers to detailed questions on these resources, please contact the issuing organization. To request new resources be added to this section, please contact the VoICE editors at [email protected].
Disease burden estimates
This section contains global, regional, and country-level child disease burden and cause of death evidence. It also contains data from WHO Member States on vaccine-preventable disease cases and links to user-friendly disease burden visualizations.
WHO cause of child mortality estimates
UNICEF Cause of death data
Regional and country-level data on cause-specific child deaths:
Source of WHO cause of death estimates:
Annual number of reported cases of vaccine-preventable diseases
Information is from the WHO Global and Regional Immunization Profiles
Note: The number of reported cases may underestimate the true number of cases in areas of low access to care or limited resources. Data on the number of reported cases is also dependent on routine, high quality data collection.
Additional disease burden estimates and visualizations
Data visualizations and estimates from the Global Burden of Disease approach, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Vaccine coverage estimates
Here we have global, regional, and country-level data on vaccine coverage for 15 childhood vaccines. Data are from annual official reports by WHO Member States and are the most current WHO/UNICEF estimates. The data are reported through the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form and the WHO Regional offices.
Visualizations of Vaccine Coverage
- Immunization Equity
- Vaccine Preventable Disease Burden
- Vaccine Introduction & Use
- Vaccine Impact Studies
- Immunization System Strength
Updates to the global coverage numbers are also published quarterly here.
Estimates of vaccine coverage from WHO-UNICEF
Information is from the WHO-UNICEF estimates of vaccine coverage
- African region
- Region to the Americas
- Eastern-Mediterranean region
- European region
- South East Asia region
- Western Pacific region
Additional WHO Vaccine Data, statistics, and graphics can be found here
Global vaccine recommendations and schedules
Here you can find country-specific immunization schedules and the WHO-recommended schedules, as well as the WHO positions and recommendations for each vaccine-preventable disease.
WHO recommended immunization schedules
Information is from the WHO Vaccine Position Papers. Positions and recommendations were developed by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), the principal advisory group to WHO for global vaccine policies and strategies.
WHO Position Papers by disease
Mumps – Full text of the WHO position paper
Tuberculosis – Full text of the WHO position paper
Vaccine Schedule by country
To see a country’s vaccine schedule using this tool, select the country from the drop-down list and press “select all vaccines”.
Background information on vaccine-preventable diseases
This section contains comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases and their respective vaccines. This information is provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention background information
Information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (found here)
Global programs and reports
Here, we compiled a list of global reports and links to disease-specific programs that might provide helpful background information on immunization programs.
Global Vaccine Action Plans
State of Inequality: Childhood Immunization — WHO report with interactive visualizations of health data
Immunization: Keeping children alive and healthy — UNICEF report on childhood immunization
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance – Vaccine Support
Advocacy resources from Gavi