From paternalism to country ownership of national immunization programs

Should countries own their nationals immunization programs or should big companies have control? Tell us below! Dr Mike McQuestion, Director, Sustainable Immunization Financing from the Sabin Vaccine Institute joined us at the World Vaccine Congress 2012 in Washington to present on the question ownership of national immunization programs.The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing Program works to create pathways to country ownership …

The future of the 317 immunization program

In the past, section 317 vaccine funding focus has evolved, but it has provided a safety net. Vaccines are now fewer but not as expensive. The provider of the vaccines can now refer families who cannot afford vaccine to the health department. At present the funding helps underinsured children, insured children (as classified by the VFC (Vaccines for Children) created …

Presentation download: Dr Larry Pickering from the CDC

Download the CDC's Dr Larry Pickering, the Executive Secretary ACIP & Distinguished consultant, presentation from the World Vaccine Congress 2012 in Washington on the Child-Adolescent Immunization Schedule 2012. His presentation aimed to highlight how vaccine recommendations are made and how complex the development of the immunization schedule is. He then summarized the changes to the child-adolescent immunization schedule of 2012, …

Universal Immunization Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities

At the 12th annual World Vaccine Congress we will have the pleasure to welcome Mrs Anuradha Gupta, the Joint Secretary for Reproductive and Child Health for the Indian Ministry of Health and Welfare.   Mrs Gupta will discuss the existing vaccine recommendations, coverage rates and promising future indications. What are the opportunities and threats from a vaccine maker’s perspective?   …