Report: Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Framework (SMART)

Report: Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Framework – Phase I: Demonstration of Concept and a Software Blueprint

“As a number of diseases emerge or reemerge, thus stimulating new vaccine development opportunities to help prevent those diseases, it can be especially difficult for decision makers to know where to invest their limited resources. Therefore, it is increasingly important for decision makers to have the tools that can assist and inform their vaccine prioritization efforts. Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Framework describes a decision-support model and the blueprint of software called Strategic Multi-Attribute Ranking Tool for Vaccines, or SMART Vaccines, that should help decision makers prioritize new vaccines by accounting for demographic, economic, health, scientific, business, programmatic, social, policy and related factors. This study is being conducted in two phases. The first phase report which is being released describes a model—tested with three vaccine candidates—that can ultimately be used to prioritize new vaccines. Thus, this report describes a product that is purposefully midstream in development. In the next phase of this work, the committee will obtain feedback on the model from stakeholders to enhance SMART Vaccines. Moreover, the second phase of this study will test the model with three additional vaccines candidates.”

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