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Survey of Distribution of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Doses in 201 Countries (2004–2015): The 2003 World Health Assembly Resolution on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage and the 2009 Influenza Pandemic Have Had Very Little Impact on Improving Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness

This article, published in Vaccine, assesses progress made toward the 2003 World Health Assembly (WHA) vaccination coverage target for influenza vaccines. Because there is no international monitoring system for influenza vaccination coverage, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Influenza Vaccine Supply International Task Force developed a survey method that uses the global distribution of influenza vaccine doses as a proxy for vaccination coverage rates. Distribution rates between 2004 and 2015 reveal that the vast majority of countries cannot meet the 2003 WHA coverage targets and aren't prepared for a global influenza pandemic. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Palache A, Abelin A, Hollingsworth R, et al.

Published: 2017

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Citation: Palache A, Abelin A, Hollingsworth R, et al. Survey of Distribution of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Doses in 201 Countries (2004–2015): The 2003 World Health Assembly Resolution on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage and the 2009 Influenza Pandemic Have Had Very Little Impact on Improving Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness. Vaccine. 2017;35(36):4681-4686.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global