Report: Accelerating Vaccine Development and Deployment
The article below appeared in the latest issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B and overlaps with many of the same issues that are currently being discussed by the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration as we outline key ideas for the development of the Global Vaccine Action Plan.
“On the 17th and 18th of November 2010, the Royal Society convened a meeting to review the current ways in which vaccines are developed and deployed, and to make recommendations as to how each of these processes might be accelerated. This was an excellent opportunity to bring together academics, industry representatives, research sponsors, regulators, government advisors and representatives of international public health agencies from a broad geographical background in order to discuss on some of the most relevant challenges for vaccine development and deployment in the next years. During this meeting, the experts had the opportunity to consider the current status of vaccine platforms in various parts of the world, review some of the constraints to more rapid development and deployment of vaccines, and finally considered how some of these constraints might be addressed.”
Be sure to check out the full report.