Summary of issues considered by comparable NITAGs* and the SAGE** of the WHO
* National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs)
** Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization of the WHO
NCIRS regularly summarises the most recent reports from WHO's SAGE and NITAGs of four other countries:
A) the National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups of:
the USA – the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
the UK – the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)
Canada – the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
New Zealand – the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)
For recent issues considered by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), please refer to the ATAGI Bulletins.
It is important to note that decisions on immunisation policies take into account the local disease epidemiology, population characteristics, the health system, availability of specific vaccines, and existing immunisation service delivery systems. These summaries must be considered in this light.
Historical summary documents are found here for reference:
Summary: September 2016 to January 2017 as at 31 January 2017 [PDF – 449kB]
Summary: May 2016 to September 2016 as at 14 September 2016 [PDF – 424kB]
Summary: January 2016 to May 2016 as at 16 May 2016 [PDF – 398kB]