Journal article

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.

Languages

  • English

Publication year

2014

Journal

Vaccine

Volume

32

Type

Journal article

Categories

  • Service delivery

Diseases

  • Hepatitis A

Countries

  • Chile
  • India
  • Korea South
  • Mexico
  • Russian Federation

Tags

  • Data reporting
  • New vaccine introduction
  • Planning, budgeting and financing
  • Policy and legislation

WHO Regions

  • European Region
  • Region of the Americas
  • South-East Asia Region
  • Western Pacific Region

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