Immunization financing

In the year 2010, immunization spending in developing countries increased from US$6 to $15 per infant, on average, and these prices continue to rise. Furthermore, in these countries, many people live on less than $2 per day. This extreme poverty makes paying for vaccines nearly impossible despite their proven cost-effectiveness. As a result, immunization financing is a critical tool for providing access to lifesaving vaccines to those who need them most.

View resources on immunization financing

Key resources

Public Finance of Rotavirus Vaccination in India and Ethiopia: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (2013)
An article about the potential cost and health impact of publicly funded national rotavirus vaccination programs.

Immunization Planning and Financing
A web page that provides information and data about immunization financing in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Featured PATH resources

Investing in Vaccines for the Developing World (2013)
A fact sheet that outlines innovative funding solutions designed to address the high cost of developing and distributing vaccines.

Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options (2013)
A report about a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport in Senegal.

Page last updated: February 2014.