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Coverage, Cost, and Safety Impacts of Primary Container Choice

A single decision on the size and type of a vaccine container can have significant implications on the safety, affordability, and coverage of vaccination in routine and campaign settings. Choosing a single-dose vial instead of a multi-dose container or a pre-filled syringe, for example, affects a wide variety of stakeholders. This report details the tradeoffs involved in determining a vaccine's primary container.

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2013

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Resource types: Report

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Presentation and packaging

Regions: Global