Vaccine-preventable diseases in the EPI

The vaccine-preventable diseases included in the EPI are:

  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • poliomyelitis (polio)
  • diphtheria
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • tetanus
  • measles
  • pneumonia and meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria
  • liver disease caused by hepatitis B viruses
  • pneumonia and other infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria
  • diarrhoeal diseases caused by rotaviruses (joining the EPI soon).

EPI strategies

  • Increase and sustain high immunization coverage rates
  • Increase the quality of immunization services
  • Reduce missed vaccination opportunities and trace defaulters
  • Improve public awareness and community participation in immunization programmes
  • Ensure prompt reporting and improved control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Last modified: Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:47 PM