Global vaccination plan draws criticism over price

04/21/2013 | SciDev.net

A plan to bring basic vaccinations to 22 million children in developing countries does not go far enough, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres. The organization criticized a plan by the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration, saying it doesn't control the price of the vaccines. "Developing countries, which will over time lose donor support to pay for vaccines, will be left in the precarious position of not being able to afford the high price to vaccinate their children," said Kate Elder, vaccines policy adviser for the charity's Access Campaign.

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