Published in 2005 by the World Health Organization, the WHO Vaccine Introduction Guidelines provides not only a logistical template for the development of a governmentally supported vaccination program, as well as recommendations for best practices, but also a short policy-oriented argument for the development and significance of such a program. The political and fiscal realities of such a development are considered throughout a short, 32 page guide, which examines firstly, the imperative to such a program and the necessary economics of its introduction, recommendations as to the technical and logistical details of the administration of vaccines (e.g. training of staff), and a template for measuring the effectiveness of the programs implementation. This publication provides international standards pertinent to objective public health policy analysis, especially for highly developed nations such as the United States.

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