Population Access to Rotavirus Vaccination in Industrialized Countries: Lessons Learnt from Current Experience
2014 Value in health
Toumi, M. | Aballea, S. | Millier, A. |
In most European countries, there are usually four steps before population access to a vaccination programme: vaccine marketing authorization by the European Commission, transposition of this agreement by national drug agencies, then recommendation and policy-decision steps on funding and implementation. During the recommendation step, specific to vaccines, health technology assessment is often performed. Using rotavirus vaccination as an illustrative case, this study aims at better understanding the picture of population access, and identifying lessons learnt from current experience.