Strategies for decision-making on vaccine use: the French experience

  title={Strategies for decision-making on vaccine use: the French experience},
  author={Pierre Loulergue and Daniel Floret and Odile Launay},
  journal={Expert Review of Vaccines},
  pages={917 - 922}
France enjoys benefits of a good organization of its healthcare system. National Health Insurance is reimbursing vaccines if they are used according to the national recommendation guidelines. Vaccination is the responsibility of the government, advised by its National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (Comité Technique des vaccinations). But France, like many other countries, faces insufficient involvement from the public in immunization programs and, consequently, numerous outbreaks of… 
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