How can the influenza vaccine coverage rate increase in low- and middle-income countries?

#TogetherAgainstFlu - 11/01/22

How can the influenza vaccine coverage rate increase in low- and middle-income countries?

Interview with Dr. Joseph Bresee, Director of the respiratory virus prevention programs at The Task Force for Global Health, and senior adviser to Ready2Respond

We often look at high-income countries when it comes to effective immunization programs and factors that contribute to increasing the flu vaccine coverage rate. But what about flu vaccination access and immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)?

Despite the considerable global burden of influenza, few LMICs have national influenza vaccination programs. What are the reasons for this and how can it be improved.

We let expert Dr. Joseph Bresee, Director of the respiratory virus prevention programs at The Task Force for Global Health, and senior adviser to Ready2Respond explain through an interview.

Ready2Respond is a unique global collaboration of partners from the Public, Private and Non-Profit sectors committed to augmenting low- and middle-income countries’ readiness to respond against influenza and emerging respiratory viral pandemics.