Journal Article

Considerations for Combination Vaccine Development and Use in the Developing World

José Luis Di Fabio and Ciro de Quadros

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue Supplement_4, pages S340-S345
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322571
Considerations for Combination Vaccine Development and Use in the Developing World

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As more vaccines are developed and become available, combination vaccines will provide a way of delivering multiple antigens to avoid multiple injections and complications in the regular immunization schedules. The advantages of combination vaccines are that they decrease the discomfort of vaccine recipients and parents and also reduce the delivery cost of vaccines. We address some of the issues related to the use of combination vaccines in the developing world. Which vaccines are needed? Do developing countries have the appropriate infrastructure to deliver them? Can vaccines become affordable for countries with low incomes? And what is really needed to achieve the goal of providing developing countries with new vaccines of epidemiologic significance in a timely fashion?

Journal Article.  3542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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