The Expanded Program on Immunization was officially established in 1974, by the support of World Health Organization, keeping in mind as a major goal the immunization of every child against 6 vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD; ie, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, measles and diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) by 1990.1 However, the Expanded Program on Immunization set the priority for developing countries since higher prevalence and inadequate service delivery for immunization was observed in those countries. The immunization program for children against VPD has been considered as one of the best cost-effective programs to reduce childhood morbidities as well as mortalities throughout the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-510
Number of pages2
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number8
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Sept 2020


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