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Public health strategies for distribution of influenza vaccine during an influenza pandemic.

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Source
Yale J Biol Med. 2005 Oct;78(5):277-86
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2005
Author
James L Hadler
Author Affiliation
Infectious Diseases Section, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308, USA. james.hadler@po.state.ct.us
Source
Yale J Biol Med. 2005 Oct;78(5):277-86
Date
Oct-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Communicable Disease Control - organization & administration
Delivery of Health Care - organization & administration
Disaster Planning - organization & administration
Disease Outbreaks - prevention & control
Humans
Influenza Vaccines - supply & distribution - therapeutic use
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
Public Policy
United States
Abstract
In order to consider the ethical issues around vaccine distribution during an influenza pandemic, it is critical to have an understanding of the role of influenza vaccine in a pandemic, the rate at which vaccine is likely to be come available, who will likely produce and "own" the vaccine, how vaccine distribution and administration might be accomplished, and which are the groups that might be deemed highest priority to be vaccinated against influenza. The United States and Connecticut have been considering the more challenging of these issues and have learned from Canada, which previously discussed and made decisions on the challenges related to vaccine distribution. Although there is still some critical advance thinking that needs to be done, planning for the response to an influenza pandemic is now at an advanced stage. The keys to preparedness at this stage are to be aware of the vaccine distribution options, to know the benefits and limitations of each option, and to be flexible but nimble in dealing with a real pandemic.
PubMed ID
17132334 View in PubMed
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