Assessing the Programmatic Suitability of Vaccine Candidates for WHO Prequalification (Revision 2014)

As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine prequalification (PQ) process, product summary files are assessed by the WHO PQ Secretariat to determine the suitability of the vaccine for the immunization services where it is intended to be used. This document describes the screening process and the set of rules by which all prospective vaccine prequalifications are judged in terms of their programmatic suitability for developing-country public sector immunization programs. It also indicates clear preferences for future vaccines that will result in greater compliance with developing-country needs and that will facilitate universal immunization without requiring massive and unrealistic investment in additional cold chain capacity, human resources, waste disposal facilities, and other areas.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2015

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Resource types: Report

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery

Regions: Global