DefeatDD Intiative Post Discusses New Rotavirus Vaccines, Implications For Global Efforts To Address Disease

PATH’s “DefeatDD Blog”: India’s Rotavirus Vaccines Are Going Global
Laura Edison Kallen, scientific communications officer at PATH, discusses rotavirus vaccines, including two new vaccines made in India that received WHO prequalification, “a stamp of approval that opens the door for global procurement of the vaccines through United Nations agencies and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.” Kallen writes, “With increasing vaccine market diversity and informed decision-making, countries will be better able to access, afford, and distribute rotavirus vaccines to save the most lives from deadly rotavirus diarrhea” (2/27).

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