Plans for Nationwide Serosurveillance Network in Vietnam

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;26(1):e190641. doi: 10.3201/eid2601.190641.


In recent years, serosurveillance has gained momentum as a way of determining disease transmission and immunity in populations, particularly with respect to vaccine-preventable diseases. At the end of 2017, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology held a meeting in Vietnam with national policy makers, researchers, and international experts to discuss current seroepidemiologic projects in Vietnam and future needs and plans for nationwide serosurveillance. This report summarizes the meeting and the plans that were discussed to set up nationwide serosurveillance in Vietnam.

Keywords: Serology; Vietnam; seroepidemiology; serosurveillance; vaccine-preventable diseases.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Population Surveillance / methods*
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies*
  • Vietnam / epidemiology