Evidence-informed vaccination decision-making in countries: Progress, challenges and opportunities

Christoph A. Steffen, Louise Henaff, Antoine Durupt, Nathalie El Omeiri, Sidy Ndiaye, Nyambat Batmunkh, Jayantha B.L. Liyanage, Quamrul Hasan, Liudmila Mosina, Ian Jones, Katherine O'Brien, Joachim Hombach

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Abstract

Countries face an increasingly complex vaccination landscape. As well as ever-changing infectious disease epidemiology, the number and diversity of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine products, and vaccine technologies continue to increase. To ensure that vaccination decision-making is transparent, country-owned and informed by sound scientific evidence, many countries have established national immunization technical advisory groups (NITAGs) to provide independent expert advice. The past decade has seen substantial growth in NITAG numbers and functionality, and there is now a need to consolidate this progress, by further capacity building, to ensure that NITAGs are responsive to the changing face of immunization over the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2146-2152
Number of pages7
JournalVaccine
Volume39
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Immunization programme
  • NITAG
  • National immunization technical advisory group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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