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News-Medical.Net Interviews UNICEF’s Chief Of Immunization

News-Medical.Net interviews Jos Vandelaer, UNICEF’s chief of immunization, about immunization programs in developing countries. According to the interview transcript, Vandelaer reflects on the current state of immunization around the world, noting “worldwide, immunization programs reach around 83 percent of all children”; outlines “UNICEF’s role in new vaccine introductions in developing countries”; discusses the impact of vaccine price reductions as a result of partnerships such as the GAVI Alliance; and examines how “immunization [is] used as an entry point for other life-saving interventions,” among other topics (Cashin-Garbutt, 7/11).