Accelerating Policy Decisions to Adopt Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccine: A Global, Multivariable Analysis

@inproceedings{Shearer2010AcceleratingPD,
  title={Accelerating Policy Decisions to Adopt Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccine: A Global, Multivariable Analysis},
  author={Jessica C. Shearer and Meghan L. Stack and Marcie R. Richmond and Allyson P. Bear and Rana A. Hajjeh and David Bishai},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Adoption of new and underutilized vaccines by national immunization programs is an essential step towards reducing child mortality. Policy decisions to adopt new vaccines in high mortality countries often lag behind decisions in high-income countries. Using the case of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, this paper endeavors to explain these delays through the analysis of country-level economic, epidemiological, programmatic and policy-related factors, as well as the role of… CONTINUE READING
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