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Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper, April 2018 - Recommendations.
Vaccine. 2018 09 05; 36(37):5500-5503.V

Abstract

This article presented the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendations on the use of Rabies vaccines excerpted from the Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper - April 2018 published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record [1] This position paper replaces the 2010 WHO position paper on rabies vaccines [2]. It presents new evidence in the field of rabies and the use of rabies vaccines, focussing on programmatic feasibility, simplification of vaccination schedules and improved cost-effectiveness. The recommendations concern the 2 main immunization strategies, namely vaccination for post-exposure prophylaxis and vaccination for pre-exposure prophylaxis. In the context of post-exposure prophylaxis, recommendations are also provided on the use of rabies immunoglobulins. Footnotes to this paper provide a number of core references including references to grading tables that assess the quality of the scientific evidence, and to the evidence-to-recommendation tables. In accordance with its mandate to provide guidance to Member States on health policy matters, WHO issues a series of regularly updated position papers on vaccines and combinations of vaccines against diseases that have an international public health impact. These papers are concerned primarily with the use of vaccines in large-scale immunization programmes; they summarize essential background information on diseases and vaccines, and conclude with WHO's current position on the use of vaccines in the global context. Recommendations on the use of cholera vaccines were discussed by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) in October 2017; evidence presented at these meetings can be accessed at: http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2017/october/presentations_background_docs/en/.

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World Health Organization, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, 20 Ave Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Electronic address: sageexecsec@who.int.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30107991

Citation

World Health Organization, . "Rabies Vaccines: WHO Position Paper, April 2018 - Recommendations." Vaccine, vol. 36, no. 37, 2018, pp. 5500-5503.
World Health Organization . Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper, April 2018 - Recommendations. Vaccine. 2018;36(37):5500-5503.
World Health Organization, . (2018). Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper, April 2018 - Recommendations. Vaccine, 36(37), 5500-5503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.061
World Health Organization . Rabies Vaccines: WHO Position Paper, April 2018 - Recommendations. Vaccine. 2018 09 5;36(37):5500-5503. PubMed PMID: 30107991.
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