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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2004 Oct;3(5):557-62.

Global perspectives on vaccine financing.

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University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Childrens Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Ave., B032, Denver, CO 80218, USA. berman.stephen@tchden.org

Abstract

Despite the great promise of immunization and recent progress in immunizing children throughout the developing world, a global crisis in vaccine R&D, supply and delivery is faced. This article reviews how the global US6 billion dollars vaccine market is structured and its attractiveness to vaccine suppliers, the international two-tiered pricing system in which high-income countries generate about 82% of vaccine revenues but represent only 12% of the doses, the impact of schedule divergence as high-income and developing countries introduce different vaccines, the role of the US government, and possible approaches to ameliorate the crisis.

PMID:
15485335
DOI:
10.1586/14760584.3.5.557
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