It is our goal to have every child in developing nations receive the polio vaccination before his/her first birthday to rid the world of polio. IC provides routine immunization support programs in developing countries/regions such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Pakistan, Iraq, and Southeast Asia. We train social mobilizers and vaccinators on how to sensitize the populations to minimize vaccination refusals.
WHAT IS ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION?
Routine immunization is the foundation through which countries provide access to lifesaving vaccines and control and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases. It is the process of timely vaccination on a regular basis with vaccines considered important for a given country to reduce morbidity and mortality. This process is enabled by a country’s health system and maintained through a set of management subsystems needed to continuously supply the full complement of scheduled vaccines, monitor their safety, control population coverage, and measure their epidemiological impact. Essential components of immunization systems align with fundamental health systems components and function within the context of broader health and social welfare systems.