The target of the WHO Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011–2020 is the elimination of measles and rubella in at least 5 WHO regions by 2020.1 Elimination of measles and rubella is defined as the absence of endemic trans-mission in a defined geographical region or country for ≥12 months, documented by a well-performing surveil-lance system. As long as measles or rubella remains endemic in at least one country, however, all countries remain at risk for outbreaks due to imported cases. The 6 Regional Verification Commissions (RVCs), the Measles and Rubella Working Group of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization and other experts have revised guidance on monitoring progress and veri-fying elimination to ensure alignment among regions. The guidance presented here is based on experience gained in some regions and Member States and replaces older WHO global guidance.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Weekly Epidemiological Record|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Oct 2018|