World Immunization Week Special: Vaccine Innovations to Improve Delivery

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During World Immunization Week, Take as Directed highlights an important but sometimes overshadowed aspect of vaccine coverage improvement—innovations designed to make vaccine delivery easier, especially in low-resource settings. This episode features Darin Zehrung, Global Program Leader for Devices and Tools at PATH, and Mark Papania, Measles Elimination Team Lead in the Global Immunization Division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both men are involved in developing technologies, such as microarray patches, that offer alternatives to needle and syringe delivery methods. The patches and other new technologies make vaccines easier to administer and less burdensome on fragile cold chain systems in developing countries.
Hosted by Nellie Bristol. Produced by Alex Bush. Edited by Ribka Gemilangsari.
Nellie Bristol
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Global Health Policy Center