The vaccine gap between Japan and the UK.

  title={The vaccine gap between Japan and the UK.},
  author={Rumiko Shimazawa and Masayuki Ikeda},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={107 2-3},
OBJECTIVE To study and compare the Japanese vaccine policy with the policy in the UK and to discuss factors that may explain the gap in vaccine availability between the two countries. METHODS We analysed approval and immunisation programme data from Japan and the UK for 20 common vaccines, all of which were approved and available from the UK National Health Service. RESULTS Of these 20 common vaccines, only four were introduced in Japan. Of the 16 unapproved vaccines, 11 were combination… CONTINUE READING
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