Evidence-to-policy gap on hepatitis A vaccine adoption in 6 countries: Literature vs. policymakers’ beliefs


Triangulation of results from two methods captured a richer story behind vaccine adoption decisions for hepatitis A. The discrepancy between policymakers’ beliefs and existing data suggest a decline in priority of hepatitis A or weak investment in data collection. Filling the confirmed data gaps in seroprevalence or economic data is important to help guide policy decisions. Greater communication of the risk of hepatitis A and the benefits of the vaccine may help countries undergoing the epidemiologic transition.


Type Journal article
Language English
Country Chile, India, Mexico, Republic Of Korea, Russian Federation
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X14006823
Journal Vaccine
Volume 32
Year 2014
Disease Hepititis A
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