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Topic: Presentation and packaging

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TechNet-21

The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services (TechNet-21) is an online forum for experts in the field of immunization to learn from each other, share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss major global policy issues. It …

Author: World Health Organization and UNICEF

Temperature Sensitivity of Vaccines

This document addresses issues regarding potential exposure of temperature-sensitive vaccines to freezing temperatures and provides updated information on vaccine vial monitors, as well as a discussion of future advances in cold chain technology.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Use of Vaccines Outside of the Cold Chain: A Literature Review

This review compiles the literature available on the use of vaccines outside of the cold chain. Most of the studies analyzed in this review focus on hepatitis B, except one that examines meningococcal Group C vaccine. Most showed that there are no …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Using Uniject™ to Increase the Safety and Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Immunization

This seven-page paper describes use of an innovative injection device to immunize Indonesian newborns as soon after birth as possible. Results were positive: more infants were protected against hepatitis B earlier in life, health workers and parents …

Author: PATH

Published: 2002

Vaccine Presentation and Packaging Advisory Group: A Forum for Reaching Consensus on Vaccine Product Attributes

Published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article describes a novel approach to improving vaccine design and presentation in order to reach all children with lifesaving vaccines. The Vaccine Presentation and Packaging Advisory …

Author: Mansoor OD, Kristensen D, Meek A, et al.

Published: 2012

Vaccine Presentation Assessment Tool

The vaccine presentation assessment tool (VPAT) is designed to model the logistical and financial impact of adding a new vaccine to an immunization schedule. The output from the tool will provide an analytical basis to support collaborative …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

Vaccine Presentation Choices

This handout gives an overview of vaccine presentation choices, and lists resources and organizations relevant to this topic.

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

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

Published: 2010

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

Published: 2011

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 2011

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 that are manufactured using a standard lyophilization process. The small tablets are packaged in unit-dose blisters offering an …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

WHO/Health Canada Drafting Group Meeting on Scientific and Regulatory Considerations on the Stability Evaluation of Vaccines Under Controlled Temperature Chain

On December 4 to 6, 2012, a consultation was held under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada in Ottawa to identify obstacles to further developing a controlled temperature chain for vaccines. As described in this …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

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