Role of epidemiology in vaccine policy.

  title={Role of epidemiology in vaccine policy.},
  author={Nikolai Begg and Elizabeth Miller},
  volume={8 3},
The application of epidemiological techniques is important at all stages in the development of a vaccination programme. Before licensing, the safety and efficacy of a new vaccine must be determined in carefully designed clinical trials. An epidemiological assessment of the disease is then needed in order to formulate an appropriate strategy for delivery of the vaccine. Once the vaccine has been introduced into routine use, continued evaluation, both of the vaccine and the programme, is required… CONTINUE READING


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