Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC)
SCIH Contributes to Advising the WHO on Immunization Practices
Swiss TPH "Xavier Bosch-Capblanch has been nominated as a member of the IPAC. The IPAC supports and advises the WHO Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals with the review and/or formulation of immunization practices, operational standards, tools and technologies to strengthen and improve the delivery of immunization programmes at country level to realise the Global Immunization Vision and Strategies goals. The following issues were addressed at the first biannual meeting: (1) introduction of new vaccine visual cue to indicate the time span a vaccine vial has to be discarded once opened, in the context of the multi-dose vaccine policy; (2) standardisation of the WHO vaccines pre-qualification process; (3) operational aspects of introducing Hepatitis B vaccine at birth; (4) terminology and data implications of routine and supplemental vaccinations; (5) controlled temperature chain."