Our aims

The overall aim is to support decision-making about the choice or modification of vaccination schedules at international, regional and country levels.

Our approach has four components:

  1. To review and critically appraise the existing evidence
  2. To identify weaknesses in the evidence base and stimulate development of new evidence
  3. To develop methods of data analysis, synthesis and presentation suitable for decision support.
  4. To develop structures and processes that help to ensure that the evidence collected and synthesized does inform policy at regional or country level

An early stage will be to devise and test a process (step-wise, algorithmic and/or consultative, web-based) with an initial group of vaccines and epidemiological scenarios.

Quality Data

The systematic reviews provide an up-to-date, thorough, yet abridged view of the evidence for selected vaccines and immunization schedules.

Management Team

A three-person management team from WHO, the University of Bern and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been established to ensure that the aims and objectives of the project are met.