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Vaccine Safety Net

While many quality web sites offer science-based information about vaccine safety, others may provide unbalanced and misleading information. This can lead to undue fears, particularly among parents and patients. This website provides information …

Author: World Health Organization

Vaccine Stabilization

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on vaccine stabilization, including the development of a method to protect vaccines containing an aluminum adjuvant from freeze damage, the identification of a technology to improve the heat stability of certain …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2012

Vaccine Stabilization: Research, Commercialization, and Potential Impact

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the challenges of different approaches to developing and producing thermostable vaccines. Topics include the technical feasibility of improving vaccine thermostability and thus vaccine effectiveness …

Author: Kristensen D, Chen D, Cummings R

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Stock Management: Guidelines on Stock Records for Immunization Program and Vaccines Store Manager

This document was developed to assist countries in improving vaccine stock management practices in accordance with the WHO-UNICEF Effective Vaccine Store Management initiative. It reviews approaches and tools for recording necessary information. …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2007

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide for health care providers on recommendations and best practices for vaccine storage and handling. It addresses a variety of topics including elements of an effective cold chain, how to use different temperature …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Strategies for the Control and Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis in Mainland China, 1951–2011

This article, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, reviews and discusses strategies for the promotion and expansion of vaccination programs to reduce the incidence of Japanese encephalitis throughout China and Asia. It discusses the …

Author: Gao X, Li X, Li M, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Vaccine Supply Chain Costing Methodology

Between 2009 and 2012, technical staff from project Optimize worked to develop costing methodology and create an accompanying Microsoft Excel-based costing tool to help estimate the cost of the vaccine supply chain in Senegal and Vietnam. This …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Vaccine Technologies at PATH

PATH and its partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines PATH's approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2010

A Vaccine That Could Help End Malaria

This animated video explains how transmission-blocking vaccines could work to prevent mosquitos from spreading the malaria parasite to people.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Availability and Use in the African, Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Western Pacific Regions

This document reports on a study of vaccine vial monitor (VVM) availability and use in developing countries in four regions. The study included three aspects: the total proportion of vaccines with VVMs in the regions with detailed information by …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

Vaccine Vial Monitors

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet describes PATH's …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Vaccine Vial Monitors: FAQs

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet answers the most …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Vial Stopper Performance for Fractional Dose Delivery of Vaccines

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, examines the performance of three types of vaccine vial stopper used in World Health Organization (WHO)-prequalified inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and yellow fever vaccine …

Author: Jarrahian C, Myers D, Creelman B, Saxon E, Zehrung D

Publication date: 2017

Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease in Cotton Rats Following Immunization with Lot 100 or a Newly Prepared Reference Vaccine

A formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus vaccine was used to immunize infants in the mid-1960s; when these children later were naturally infected by the virus they developed markedly accentuated disease, and two died. For the present work, …

Author: Prince GA, Curtis SJ, Yim KC, Porter DD

Publication date: 2001

Vaccines

This thematic issue of the journal Health Affairs focuses on vaccines. Its 26 articles explore the current environment for vaccine discovery, production, and delivery. The issue covers a wide range of topics including the value of vaccines; …

Author: Weil AR, ed.

Publication date: 2016

Vaccines Against Influenza, WHO Position Paper – November 2012

This updated position paper from the World Health Organization (WHO), published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, recommends that countries considering the initiation or expansion of seasonal influenza vaccination programs give the highest …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Vaccines Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus: The Time Has Finally Come

This article, published in Vaccine, provides an overview of respiratory syncytial virus disease and the efforts to develop a vaccine. It details different vaccine development approaches and outlines the goals of vaccination in different target …

Author: Graham BS

Publication date: 2016

Vaccines Against Seasonal and Avian Influenza: Recent Advances

This editorial, published in the journal Vaccine, discusses the importance of advances in influenza vaccines in light of the emergence of the avian influenza strain.

Author: Osterhaus A, Poland GA

Publication date: 2008

Vaccines Against Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza and the Implications of Changes in Substrates for Virus Production

This article, published in Clincial Infectious Diseases, examines the challenges of producing influenza vaccines. Influenza virus changes contantly, which means vaccines must change to keep up—a complex collaboration between surveillance …

Author: Plotkin S, Minor PD

Publication date: 2010

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses

This article, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, summarizes the many studies refuting the claim of a link between vaccines and autism. The review examines three main hypotheses of how vaccines are purported to cause autism and …

Author: Gerber J, Offit P

Publication date: 2009

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