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Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Provision in 157 Countries (2004-2009) and the Potential Influence of National Public Health Policies

This article, published in Vaccine, details the results of a survey of global influenza vaccine supply covering 157 countries from 2004 to 2009. The authors find that global annual vaccine provision increased 72 percent to 449 million doses during this time period. However, the authors also find that, despite global growth, dose distribution on a per capita basis did not correlate directly with income. Overall, the study shows that global vaccination levels remain low, and that policy measures that directly impact patients appear more effective in driving higher coverage than official vaccination recommendations. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn more about how to access journal articles for free.)

Author: Palache A

Published: 2011

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Citation: Palache A. Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Provision in 157 Countries (2004-2009) and the Potential Influence of National Public Health Policies. Vaccine. 2011;29(51):9459-9466.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Introduction and service delivery

Regions: Global