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Vial Usage, Device Dead Space, Vaccine Wastage, and Dose Accuracy of Intradermal Delivery Devices for Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV)

This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a study to assess different intradermal delivery devices for inactivated polio vaccine. Results showed wide variability between the devices in dead space, dose accuracy, overall wastage, and total number of doses per vial. The authors conclude that an ideal intradermal delivery device should not only be safe, reliable, accurate, and acceptable to users and vaccine recipients, but it should also have low dead space, high dose accuracy, and low overall wastage to maximize the potential number of doses that can be withdrawn and delivered.

Author: Jarrahian C, Rein-Weston A, Saxon G, et al.

Published: 2017

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Citation: Jarrahian C, Rein-Weston A, Saxon G, et al. Vial Usage, Device Dead Space, Vaccine Wastage, and Dose Accuracy of Intradermal Delivery Devices for Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV). Vaccine. 2017;35(14):1789-1796.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Polio

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information, Delivery technologies

Regions: Global