VoICE provides summaries of and links to a variety of informational resources on vaccines and immunization. In general, these resources represent important background information on a variety of vaccine and immunization related topics and are not captured in the searchable VoICE database found on the Home and Search pages of this site. High-level summaries of key plans, reports, resource guides and policy recommendations are accompanied by links to full text resources on relevant partner websites.For answers to detailed questions on these resources, please contact the issuing organization. To request new resources be added here, please contact Brooke Farrenkopf at IVAC.
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.
Regional and country-level data on cause-specific child deaths:
Source of WHO cause of death estimates:
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.
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.
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
Country-level data: Link to tables of country coverage estimates per each vaccine
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.
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.
Mumps – Full text of the WHO position paper
Tuberculosis – Full text of the WHO position paper
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.
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.
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
Advocacy resources from Gavi