Response to the 2009 Pandemic: Effect on Influenza Control in Wealthy and Poor Countries

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, address the hard choices that must be made early in a pandemic and explore the context in which these decisions were made during the 2009 influenza pandemic. They argue that the only way to assure adequate global supply of influenza vaccine in a pandemic is to develop sufficient seasonal influenza vaccine manufacturing and distribution for the developing world. Thus, obtaining more information on the burden of influenza in the developing world to assess whether annual vaccination with seasonal vaccines is warranted should be a high priority to facilitate planning for the mitigation of future pandemics.

Author(s): Monto AS, Black S, Plotkin SA, Orenstein WA

Published: 2011

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    Citation: Monto AS, Black S, Plotkin SA, Orenstein WA. Response to the 2009 Pandemic: Effect on Influenza Control in Wealthy and Poor Countries. Vaccine. 2011;29(38):6427-6431.