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A high level of vaccination coverage in a population group can interrupt the transmission and spread of VPDs by reducing the proportion of people who are susceptible to infection. The direct and indirect protection afforded by an effective national immunization program decreases the potential for VPDs to spread to other countries. Global efforts to achieve high immunization coverage can protect all countries, including the United States, against disease. Supporting global immunization efforts also helps to fulfill the U.S. government’s broader commitment to global health.

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Global Vaccination Programs

GID provides scientific and technical support to ministries of health and other public and private partners to control vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.


A world without vaccine-preventable disease, disability, and death.


To protect the health of Americans and global citizens by preventing disease, disability, and death.

Key Goals Worldwide

  • Eradicate polio.
  • Control or eliminate measles, rubella, and other targeted VPDs and reduce related disease, disability, and death.
  • Strengthen routine immunization programs.
  • Page last reviewed: January 7, 2012 (archived document)
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