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Forecasting Demand for Maternal Influenza Immunization in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

Immunization of pregnant women against seasonal influenza remains limited in low- and lower-middle-income countries despite being recommended by the World Health Organization. This article, published in PLoS ONE, reports the results of a modeling study to estimate the potential demand for seasonal influenza vaccines should maternal immunization programs be introduced in low- and lower-middle-income countries in the context of both seasonal and year-round vaccination strategies. The results of the analysis suggest the demand for influenza vaccines could grow from 7.7 to 16.0 million doses in 2020 to 27.0 to 61.7 million doses by 2029. The authors conclude that, assuming current levels of production capacity remain unchanged, the supply would not be constrained by the additional demand generated by maternal influenza immunization programs.

Author: Debellut F, Hendrix N, Ortiz JR, et al.

Published: 2018

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Citation: Debellut F, Hendrix N, Ortiz JR, et al. Forecasting Demand for Maternal Influenza Immunization in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(6):e0199470.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global