Subject: Vaccines and immunization
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- Vaccines in Fast-Dissolving Tablets: Novel Product Format to Ensure Vaccine Effectiveness, Affordability, and Ease of Use
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in developing fast-dissolving tablet vaccine formulations manufactured using a standard lyophilization process. The tablets are packaged in unit-dose blisters, offering an inexpensive, scalable, and easy-to-use presentation for live attenuated vaccines containing single or multiple bacterial strains. Further, the stackable design may minimize product volume and thus the space required for storage and transport, resulting in significant savings for health systems and cold chains.
Publication date: March 2012
- Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Uniject™ injection system for use with vaccines.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System Manual
This manual provides a suggested standardized methodology for implementing the Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System across rotavirus vaccine studies. It provides details on scoring system parameters, identifies implementation challenges, and presents instructions for collecting symptom information and using the accompanying template Case Report Form and diary cards.
Author: Lewis K
Publication date: May 2011
- Vietnam Country Program Website
This website about PATH’s Vietnam country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2014
Part of series: Program websites
- Vietnam: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions
This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.
Publication date: July 2012
- Vietnam: Progress Beyond High Coverage - Increasing Immunization Program Quality, Safety, and Efficiency
Publication date: January 2007
- Vietnam’s Immunization Registries Go Online
In Vietnam, project Optimize worked with government and software partners to help introduce a digital immunization registry. This brief describes how the registry allowed the health system to better track children due for vaccination and shortened the time required for recording and reporting immunizations compared to the existing paper-based registry.
Publication date: January 2013
- Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability
PATH commissioned this report in an effort to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The authors identify and discuss potential benefits, possible obstacles, and associated costs of dose-sparing as a vaccine delivery strategy. In addition, the report includes an assessment of which settings would be most appropriate and to what extent novel ID delivery devices, such as needle-free disposable-syringe jet injectors, would help to facilitate its successful implementation.
Author: Hickling J, Jones R
Publication date: May 2013
- Zinc Treatment for Diarrhea
This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about zinc, a new treatment for diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a new tool to fight diarrheal disease.
Publication date: May 2013
Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets