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Vaccine introduction in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Marks, Florian, Nyambat, Batmunkh, Xu, Zhi-Yi, von Kalckreuth, Vera, Kilgore, Paul E., Seo, Hye Jin, Du, Yuping, Park, Se Eun, Im, Justin, Konings, Frank, Meyer, Christian G., Wierzba, Thomas F., Clemens, John D.
- Vaccine 2015 v.33 no.20 pp. 2297-2300
- Haemophilus influenzae, children at risk, encephalitis, vaccination, vaccines, North Korea
- The feasibility of mass vaccination campaigns for Japanese encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b infections was explored in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea using pilot vaccination studies. The experiences from these initial studies were then used to support larger vaccination campaigns in children at risk of these infections. We discuss the challenges and requirements for the inclusion of additional vaccines into the existing expanded program on immunization in the country.