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Vaccine Production, Distribution, Access, and Uptake

For human vaccines to be available on a global scale, complex production methods, meticulous quality control, and reliable distribution channels are needed to ensure that the products are potent and effective at the point of use. In this article, …

Author: Smith J, Lipsitch M, Almond JW

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Recommendations of the ACIP

This web page provides vaccine-related recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The page includes recommendations for specific vaccines, such as those against human …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Redux

This issue of Global Health Magazine is focused on the topic of vaccines and immunization, and contains several expert-authored articles about different aspects of vaccine development and use worldwide. The issue includes an article co-authored by …

Author: Global Health Council

Publication date: 2010

Vaccine Regional Distribution Center Cost Assessment

Project Optimize assessed the cost implications of leveraging a regional distribution center for the international transportation of vaccines in seven African countries. This report outlines the economic issues that need to be addressed for such a …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Safety

This website offers an overview of vaccine safety issues, addresses common concerns, and provides links to further, more-detailed information.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Safety and Your Child: Separating Fact From Fiction

This 32-page booklet is excerpted from a book published in 2011, and was developed by the Vaccine Education Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to serve as a resource for parents. Topics covered include: general questions about vaccine …

Author: Offit PA, Moser CA

Publication date: 2013

Vaccine Safety Basics: E-Learning Course

This online training course aims to establish a shared understanding among professionals whose work is linked to vaccine safety issues. This may include nurses/midwives/community health workers, as well as pharmacists, medical doctors, and program …

Author: World Health Organization

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Managing a country’s immunization program requires in-depth knowledge of the technical side of vaccination. Increasingly, however, program managers are also being asked to respond to communications issues caused by real or perceived …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Vaccine Safety Net

While many quality web sites offer science-based information about vaccine safety, others may provide unbalanced and misleading information. This can lead to undue fears, particularly among parents and patients. This website provides information …

Author: World Health Organization

Vaccine Stabilization

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on vaccine stabilization, including the development of a method to protect vaccines containing an aluminum adjuvant from freeze damage, the identification of a technology to improve the heat stability of certain …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2012

Vaccine Stabilization: Research, Commercialization, and Potential Impact

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the challenges of different approaches to developing and producing thermostable vaccines. Topics include the technical feasibility of improving vaccine thermostability and thus vaccine effectiveness …

Author: Kristensen D, Chen D, Cummings R

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Stock Management: Guidelines on Stock Records for Immunization Program and Vaccines Store Manager

This document was developed to assist countries in improving vaccine stock management practices in accordance with the WHO-UNICEF Effective Vaccine Store Management initiative. It reviews approaches and tools for recording necessary information. …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2007

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide for health care providers on recommendations and best practices for vaccine storage and handling. It addresses a variety of topics including elements of an effective cold chain, how to use different temperature …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Strategies for the Control and Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis in Mainland China, 1951–2011

This article, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, reviews and discusses strategies for the promotion and expansion of vaccination programs to reduce the incidence of Japanese encephalitis throughout China and Asia. It discusses the …

Author: Gao X, Li X, Li M, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Vaccine Supply Chain Costing Methodology

Between 2009 and 2012, technical staff from project Optimize worked to develop costing methodology and create an accompanying Microsoft Excel-based costing tool to help estimate the cost of the vaccine supply chain in Senegal and Vietnam. This …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Vaccine Technologies at PATH

PATH and its partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines PATH's approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2010

A Vaccine That Could Help End Malaria

This animated video explains how transmission-blocking vaccines could work to prevent mosquitos from spreading the malaria parasite to people.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Availability and Use in the African, Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Western Pacific Regions

This document reports on a study of vaccine vial monitor (VVM) availability and use in developing countries in four regions. The study included three aspects: the total proportion of vaccines with VVMs in the regions with detailed information by …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

Vaccine Vial Monitors

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet describes PATH's …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Vaccine Vial Monitors: FAQs

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet answers the most …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

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