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Vaccination has eradicated many of the world's most deadly infectious diseases and is used to prevent childhood diseases, highly contagious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza, and viruses causing dangerous, chronic conditions such as hepatitis. Much of RAND's research on vaccination focuses on identifying barriers to immunization, determining strategies to promote vaccination, and studying the impact of vaccines on health in the United States and globally.

  • A girl getting a COVID-19 vaccination, photo by valentinrussanov/Getty Images

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    How to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in the United States

    Sep 9, 2021

    Vaccine hesitancy is a major challenge to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reaching herd immunity will require boosting confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, combatting complacency about the pandemic, and increasing the convenience of getting vaccinated.

  • Nurse Pamela Omboko prepares a Malaria vaccine for infants at a clinic in Gem, Siaya County, Kenya, October 7, 2021, photo by James Keyi/Reuters

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    Malaria Vaccine May Not Eliminate Need to Combat Counterfeit Medicines

    Nov 8, 2021

    The newly announced malaria vaccine could be a critical tool to combat the tremendous socioeconomic burden malaria causes. But global achievements in reducing malaria cases and deaths in the past decades may be in danger of significant reversal if the problem of counterfeiting continues.

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    Factors Related to Immunization Status Among Inner-City Latino and African-American Preschoolers

    Seventy percent of Latino children and 53% of African-American children were fully immunized or up-to-date (UTD) at 3 months of age.

    Dec 31, 1995

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    Knowledge of the Childhood Immunization Schedule and of Contraindications to Vaccinate by Private and Public Providers in Los Angeles

    Presents results from a survey of 50 private physicians and 47 public health department physicians and nurses indicating that providers in the public and private sectors have important deficits in their knowledge of the immunization schedule and the appropriate contraindications to vaccinate.

    Dec 31, 1995

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    Journal Article

    Access to Infant Immunizations for Poor, Inner-City Families: What Is the Impact of Managed Care?

    Looks at the impact of managed care in terms of access to infant immunizations for poor, inner-city families.

    Dec 31, 1993

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    Laura J. Faherty

    Physician Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., Emory University School of Medicine; M.P.H. in global epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; M.S.H.P. in health policy research, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in history of science, Princeton University

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    Courtney A. Gidengil

    Director, Boston Office; Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.D., McGill University; M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health; B.Sc. in psychology, McGill University

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    Andrew M. Parker

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in behavioral decision theory, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in statistics, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology and statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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    Jeanne S. Ringel

    Director, Access and Delivery Program; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A. in economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Lori Uscher-Pines

    Senior Policy Researcher; Research Quality Assurance Manager
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; M.Sc. in international relations/security studies, London School of Economics; B.A. in international relations, University of Pennsylvania

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    Raffaele Vardavas

    Mathematician; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Sci. and Ph.D. in physics, Imperial College London

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