Get ready for the 23rd Regional TAG meeting

Agenda & Minutes
24 June 2015

PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Vaccine-preventable Diseases (TAG) is held in Varadero, Cuba on July 1-3, 2015. 


The agenda can be dowloaded. It includes the following sessions:

Wednesday, July 1:

  • the Regional Immunization Action Plan (RIAP)
  • Global and Regional Initiative for Polio Eradication Update
  • Monitoring Immunization Progress in the Americas with the WHO-Unicef Joint Reporting Form
  • Ensuring timely access to quality vaccines
  • Maternal immunization working group progress

Thursday, July 2:

  • Update on measles elimination progress
  • Update on HPV vaccination in the Americas
  • New vaccines surveillance update
  • Missed vaccination opportunities
  • Progress toward regional neonatal tetanus elimination
  • Dengue vaccine development update

Friday, July 3:

  • Update on NITAGs
  • Update on Cholera and oral cholera vaccine stockpile
  • Impact of rotavirus vaccination in the Americas
  • Influenza vaccination in tropical areas
  • Transitioning to the use of auto disable (AD) syringes
  • Control/elimination of Hepatitis B in the Americas
Documents to download

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