A global pandemic influenza vaccine action plan.
Marie Paule Kieny, Alejandro Costa, Joachim Hombach, Peter Carrasco, Yuri Pervikov, David Salisbury, Michel Greco, Ian Gust, Marc LaForce, Carlos Franco-Paredes, José Ignacio Santos, Eric D'Hondt, Guus Rimmelzwaan, Ruth Karron, Keiji Fukuda
Vaccine | Published : 2006
In case of an influenza pandemic, the world will be in a situation where potential vaccine supply will fall short by several billion doses from global needs. The World Health Organization (WHO) convened in Geneva on May 2-3, 2006 a consultation of all stakeholders in influenza vaccines and immunization to identify practical solutions to fill this gap. The consultation resulted in a global action plan outlining promising specific strategies to increase influenza vaccine production and surge-capacity before and during an influenza pandemic. Although the timing and severity of the next influenza pandemic cannot be predicted, vaccines are considered the one of the most important medical interven..View full abstract