Evidence-informed vaccination decision-making in countries: Progress, challenges and opportunities

Christoph A. Steffen, Louise Henaff, Antoine Durupt, Nathalie El Omeiri, Sidy Ndiaye, Nyambat Batmunkh, Jayantha B.L. Liyanage, Quamrul Hasan, Liudmila Mosina, Ian Jones, Katherine O'Brien, Joachim Hombach

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Countries face an increasingly complex vaccination landscape. As well as ever-changing infectious disease epidemiology, the number and diversity of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine products, and vaccine technologies continue to increase. To ensure that vaccination decision-making is transparent, country-owned and informed by sound scientific evidence, many countries have established national immunization technical advisory groups (NITAGs) to provide independent expert advice. The past decade has seen substantial growth in NITAG numbers and functionality, and there is now a need to consolidate this progress, by further capacity building, to ensure that NITAGs are responsive to the changing face of immunization over the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2146-2152
Number of pages7
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 8 2021


  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Immunization programme
  • National immunization technical advisory group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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