This is the third topic in my six-part Vaccine Supply Chain Futures series, and concerns changes in vaccines and the technology of administration of vaccines.
No change in supply chain technologies can impact immunization coverage more than change in the presentation and administration of vaccines themselves. The more compact and thermo-stable vaccines become, the more children can be reached for immunization. As services seek the last 20% of children who have not been reached and as the number of vaccines to be delivered increases steadily, streamlining the process by design is now a high priority. But progress has been slow and many key issues including those now presented in the file attached to this post, are at best only partly addressed.
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