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Supporting new vaccine introduction decisions: Lessons learned from the Hib Initiative experience

Hajjeh, Rana, Privor-Dumm, L, Edmond, Karen, O'Loughlin, Rosalyn, Shetty, Sharmila, Griffiths, Ulla K., Bear, A. P., Cohen, Adam L., Chandran, A., Schuchat, A., Mulholland, E. Kim and Santosham, M. (2010). Supporting new vaccine introduction decisions: Lessons learned from the Hib Initiative experience. Vaccine,28(43):7123-7129.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 81704288xPUB267
Title Supporting new vaccine introduction decisions: Lessons learned from the Hib Initiative experience
Author Hajjeh, Rana
Privor-Dumm, L
Edmond, Karen
O'Loughlin, Rosalyn
Shetty, Sharmila
Griffiths, Ulla K.
Bear, A. P.
Cohen, Adam L.
Chandran, A.
Schuchat, A.
Mulholland, E. Kim
Santosham, M.
Journal Name Vaccine
Publication Date 2010
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 43
ISSN 0264-410X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 7123
End Page 7129
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in developing countries has suffered from a long delay. Between 2005 and 2009, a surge in Hib vaccine adoption took place, particularly among GAVI-eligible countries. Several factors contributed to the increase in Hib vaccine adoption, including support provided by the Hib Initiative, a project funded by the GAVI Alliance in 2005 to accelerate evidence-informed decisions for use of Hib vaccine. This paper reviews the strategy adopted by the Hib Initiative and the lessons learned in the process, which provide a useful model to accelerate uptake of other new vaccines.
Keywords Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Vaccine
Developing countries
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.07.028   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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