Comments Requested: The 2020 National Vaccine Plan

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is seeking input from the public on a 10-year national strategy for addressing vaccine-preventable diseases.  The plan will update all aspects of vaccine research and development, supply, financing, distribution, and safety, and address causes of an increased reluctance to vaccinate that led to recent outbreaks of pertussis, hepatitis B and measles.  Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released research showing a lower rate of vaccination for rural teenagers and made recommendations for making it a routine part of clinical care.   Click here to access the Federal Register notice.  Comments are due on October 24, 2019.