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Vaccine Advance-Purchase Agreements for Low-Income Countries: Practical Issues

This article, published in Health Affairs, considers the practical economic and legal arrangements for advance-purchase commitments to increase incentives for the development and production of vaccines for diseases concentrated in low-income …

Author: Berndt ER, Hurvitz JA

Publication date: 2005

The Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Screen (VACCS) Project: Acceptance of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in a School-Based Programme in Two Provinces of South Africa

This article, published in the South African Medical Journal, investigated the acceptance of a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination delivery strategy. The results demonstrated that HPV vaccination is practical and safe in South …

Author: Botha MH, van der Merwe FH, Snyman LC, Dreyer G.

Publication date: 2015

Vaccine Carrier Water-Pack Freezing: Results From Studies on Visual Inspection Methods to Assess Freeze Status and on Water-Pack Temperature and Expansion During Freezing

This report summarizes experiments to develop a visual inspection method for determining whether water-packs are frozen, partially frozen, or unfrozen when removed from a freezer for use in vaccine carriers. It also examines water-pack temperature …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Carriers: Are They Meeting Stakeholders’ Needs?

This report presents the findings of a literature review and survey that aimed to improve understanding of current uses of vaccine carriers and the needs of global health stakeholders.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

A Vaccine Cold Chain Freezing Study in PNG Highlights Technology Needs for Hot Climate Countries

Emphasis has long been placed on keeping vaccines cold, with less attention devoted to prevention of vaccine damage from freezing. Published reports and field evidence now demonstrate that freezing of vaccines in the cold chain is commonplace, …

Author: Wirkas T, Toikilik S, Miller N, Morgan C, Clements CJ

Publication date: 2006

The Vaccine Confidence Project

This project was formed to build a multi-disciplinary network of biomedical scientists, decision scientists, psychologists, and social scientists to examine the influences and decision-making processes as individuals around the world, including …

Author: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Vaccine Discovery and Translation of New Vaccine Technology

An unprecedented increase in new vaccine development has occurred over the past three decades. This article, published in The Lancet, discusses new methods of discovery, such as reverse vaccinology, structural biology, and systems biology, which …

Author: Rappuoli R, Black S, Lambert PH

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Education Center

Extensive information for parents and health care professionals on vaccines, including videos and information sheets.

Author: Children's Hospital Philadelphia

Vaccine Facts and Policy

This website provides a comprehensive database of immunization data from every major jurisdiction in the United States. It includes information within five major topic areas related to immunization law and policy including: demographics and rates, …

Author: George Washington University, Association of Immunization Managers, Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine for Prevention of Mild and Moderate-to-Severe Influenza in Children

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes a multinational, Phase 3, observer-blinded study evaluating the efficacy of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) among children three to eight years of age. From the study …

Author: Jain VK, Rivera L, Zama Khalequ, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Vaccine Information Statements

This page contains vaccine information statements for a variety of immunizations, which are published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This web page also includes links to translations of the statements to many languages other …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets used in the United States (US) that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients. US federal law requires that healthcare staff provide a VIS to a patient, …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Information You Need

This website is a comprehensive and user-friendly source of scientifically accurate and easily navigable immunization information. The site offers parents, other adults, legislators, the media, and others a one-stop shop for learning about vaccines …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine Innovation Lexicon

This document aims to establish a common vaccine innovation vocabulary to help ensure clarity in communications about innovations applied to vaccine products to increase their programmatic suitability, reduce overall costs, bolster supply security …

Author: PATH, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Introduction Guidelines: Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: Decision and Implementation

This guide aims to help country-level decision-makers decide whether to add a new vaccine to the national immunization program, and national immunization program managers to implement the operational steps to add the vaccine. It can …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2005

Vaccine Introduction in India: Status and Lessons Learned

This abstract of a presentation made at the 2006 Global Vaccine Research Forum summarizes the strategy and achievements of India's 2006 mass JE vaccination campaigns.

Author: PATH; Government of India

Publication date: 2006

Vaccine Knowledge Project

The Vaccine Knowledge Project is managed by the Oxford Vaccine Group, an academic research group in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oxford. This website provides independent, evidence-based information about vaccines and …

Author: Oxford Vaccine Group

Vaccine Management and Logistics

This section of the World Health Organization website focuses on vaccine management issues including the cold chain, transport, stock management, and reconstitution of vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

The Vaccine Paradox

This article, which serves as an introduction to The Lancet's series New Decade of Vaccines, discusses the opportunity that the vaccine community has to rewrite the terms of engagement between vaccines and communities threatened with …

Author: Horton R, Das P

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Position Papers

This web page provides links to all of the World Health Organization's position papers on specific vaccines. In addition to linking to these resources in English, it also provides links to translations of the papers into other languages, as well as …

Author: World Health Organization

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