Letters Global access to vaccines

Vaccine science and commerce: never the twain shall meet?

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39563.553715.BE (Published 01 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:974
  1. Joseph L Mathew, assistant professor (paediatrics)
  1. 1Advanced Paediatrics Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
  1. jlmathew{at}rediffmail.com

    Chokshi and Kesselheim suggest some reasons why effective vaccines are unavailable in poorer countries.1 The main reason is that most wealthy countries demand a solution (vaccine) for infectious diseases of public health importance, while poorer countries do not—and should they do so, they …

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