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Committee: World Health Organization (WHO) Topic: The Universal Adoption of Immunization Country: The Sultanate of Oman School: Yadavindra Public School, Mohali

Immunization is the process involving the administration of a vaccine to a person to consequently achieve immunity or resistance against an infectious disease. Immunization has been proven effective in controlling and eliminating life-threatening diseases and infections. According to recent estimates, Immunization prevents close to 2.5 million deaths an year, making it one of the most cost-effective health investments for a nation. Over the years, with an increase in the outreach of vaccination programs endorsed by WHO, the people of Oman have benefited greatly.

The WHO initiated the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) for Oman in 1981 within the EPI section under the Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control. It is the policy of the Ministry of Health to vaccinate all children under six years of age against the 13 vaccine preventable diseases, and to vaccinate all women of childbearing age with TT and Rubella as well as the high-risk groups with Hepatitis B and seasonal Influenza vaccine. Additionally, Health ca...

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