Policy ForumPUBLIC HEALTH

Will Vaccines Be Available for the Next Influenza Pandemic?

Science  24 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5705, pp. 2195-2196
DOI: 10.1126/science.1108165

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Summary

For the first time in history, influenza vaccine could be available at the beginning of an influenza pandemic. This is the result of the removal of major technical barriers; however, political and economic hurdles remain. In this Policy Forum, the authors describe solutions outlined by the World Health Organization Influenza Programme for expediting progress and increasing market forces to develop influenza pandemic vaccines.

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