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Accelerating Introduction of New Vaccines: Barriers to Introduction and Lessons Learned From the Recent Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine Experience

This article, from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, examines recent efforts to accelerate the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines in developing countries, which resulted in a significant surge in vaccine adoption by these countries. The author states that this experience provides a strategy for new vaccine adoption with a useful model to help accelerate the uptake of other life-saving vaccines. This strategy focuses on three major areas: communications to increase awareness about the various factors needed for evidence-based decisions that meet a country's health goals; research activities to answer key questions that support vaccine introduction and long-term program sustainability; and coordination with the various stakeholders at global, regional, and country levels to ensure successful program implementation.

Author: Hajjeh R

Published: 2011

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Citation: Hajjeh R. Accelerating Introduction of New Vaccines: Barriers to Introduction and Lessons Learned From the Recent Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine Experience. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 2011;366(1579):2827-2832.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Introduction and service delivery, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global