Global use of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine

Linda R. Ojo, Rosalyn E. O'Loughlin, Adam L. Cohen, Jennifer D. Loo, Karen M. Edmond, Sharmila S. Shetty, Allyson P. Bear, Lois Privor-Dumm, Ulla K. Griffiths, Rana Hajjeh

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Abstract

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines have been underutilized globally. We report progress in global use of Hib vaccines included in national immunization schedules. The number of countries using Hib vaccine increased from 89/193 (46%) in 2004 to 158/193 (82%) by the end of 2009. The increase was greatest among low-income countries eligible for financial support from the GAVI Alliance [13/75 (17%) in 2004, 60/72 (83%) by the end of 2009], and can be attributed to various factors. Additional efforts are still needed to increase vaccine adoption in lower middle income countries [20/31 (65%) by the end of 2009].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7117-7122
Number of pages6
JournalVaccine
Volume28
Issue number43
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2010

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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