An analysis of the pediatric vaccine supply shortage problem.

  title={An analysis of the pediatric vaccine supply shortage problem.},
  author={Sheldon H. Jacobson and Edward C. Sewell and Rub{\'e}n A. Proa{\~n}o},
  journal={Health care management science},
  volume={9 4},
In 2002, several factors resulted in pediatric vaccine manufacturers not being able to produce a sufficient number of vaccines to vaccinate all the children in the United States according to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule. The resulting vaccine supply shortage resulted in thousands of children not being fully immunized according to this schedule, and hence, created an unnecessary risk for epidemic outbreaks of several childhood diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and… CONTINUE READING