Turning a Vaccine Into Vaccination

Vaccines are on the horizon, but the last mile of vaccination — getting two doses into most people—is a Herculean task

A healthcare professional administers a vaccine dose to a female patient.
Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Unsplash
  • The fact that the novel virus appeared after vaccine production for the ordinary vaccine had already started
  • Getting the virus strain to grow
  • Knowing when a given geographic area would get the vaccine
  • Matching vaccine availability to peak activity of the virus in a region

It is important to remember that a vaccine is not a vaccination.

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Amesh Adalja

Amesh Adalja

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Infectious disease MD working on pandemic policy, emerging infections, preventing bioterror. www.trackingzebra.com