1.4 Ensure the Nation’s capability to evaluate new vaccines, and to conduct prompt reviews of new and improved candidate

2.4 Continue to ensure fair and efficient compensation to individuals injured by vaccines

3.4 Develop more effective methods of communicating the benefits and risks of immunization to health care providers, patients, and parents/guardians

4.4 Increase immunization coverage levels among older adolescents, adults, and the elderly

1.5 Promote the improvement of existing vaccines and development of new vaccines ad vaccine-related technologies for other diseases of importance in developing countries

2.5 Promote and support the efforts of the World Health Organization to develop and harmonize international standards and improve regulatory capabilities in countries involved in vaccine production

3.5 Continue to evaluate the benefits and impact of immunization through the use of cost-effectiveness studies

4.5 Improve the surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases to assess the impact of immunization programs




4.6 Establish registry and immunization tracking systems

4.7 Enhance immunization coverage to strengthen national defense

4.8 Enhance immunization coverage of international travelers who are of highest risk of acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases

4.9 Eradicate poliomyelitis globally

4.10 Promote better control of neonatal tetanus and measles, worldwide

4.11 Promote the self-sustaining capacity of immunization programs in developing countries


Provision of adequate resources to make possible the vigorous and comprehensive pursuit of the wide range of activities outlined in the National Vaccine Plan could result in substantial health benefits for the American people by the year 2000. These benefits are expected to be realized as the following outcomes:


Also described as “predicted” outcomes in the National Vaccine Plan

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