Journal article

Australia's Role in Pneumococcal and Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Evaluation in Asia-Pacific

Zheng Quan Toh, Chau Quang, Joseph A Tooma, Suzanne M Garland, Kim Mulholland, Paul V Licciardi

VACCINES | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Australian researchers have made substantial contributions to the field of vaccinology over many decades. Two examples of this contribution relate to pneumococcal vaccines and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, with a focus on improving access to these vaccines in low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs). Many LLMICs considering introducing one or both of these vaccines into their National Immunisation Programs face significant barriers such as cost, logistics associated with vaccine delivery. These countries also often lack the resources and expertise to undertake the necessary studies to evaluate vaccine performance. This review summarizes the role of Australia in the developme..

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