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Learning about the vaccine development, financing, and distribution landscape.
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Individuals responsible for economic evaluation of various vaccine programs can use this handbook to sharpen their skills and help focus vaccine development and administration on those diseases where vaccines matter most.
This handbook explains the vaccine development and financing landscape and the principles that invalidate standard market-based approaches to vaccine discovery and distribution based on free unregulated markets. Because government involvement in vaccine policy is universal, tools to determine costs and benefits of vaccination from various perspectives are explained and illustrated with exercises. Finally the book covers the need to plan and provide for public and private financing for vaccine discovery, production, and distribution. This handbook aims at assisting those undertaking economic evaluation of various vaccine programs to sharpen their skills, increase their credibility, and through their work, hopefully, help to focus vaccine development and administration on those diseases where vaccines matter most.