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Research Article

Accelerating Policy Decisions to Adopt Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccine: A Global, Multivariable Analysis

  • Jessica C. Shearer mail,

    shearejc@mcmaster.ca

    Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 2D1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 Canada. Phone: 1-647-388-4280. E-mail: shearejc@mcmaster.ca.

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  • Meghan L. Stack,

    Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marcie R. Richmond,

    Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Allyson P. Bear,

    Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rana A. Hajjeh,

    Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David M. Bishai

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000249

About the Authors

Jessica C. Shearer, Meghan L. Stack, Marcie R. Richmond, Allyson P. Bear, Rana A. Hajjeh, David M. Bishai
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Jessica C. Shearer, Meghan L. Stack, Marcie R. Richmond, Allyson P. Bear, Rana A. Hajjeh
Hib Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: shearejc@mcmaster.ca

Competing Interests

JCS, MLS, MRR, APB, and RAH were employed by the Hib Initiative, which was funded by the GAVI Alliance. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the views, policies or decisions of the Hib Initiative or the GAVI Alliance. DMB declares no conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JCS MLS MRR APB RAH DMB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JCS MLS MRR APB RAH DMB. Designed the experiments/the study: JCS MLS MRR APB RAH DMB. Analyzed the data: JCS DMB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: JCS MLS MRR APB RAH. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JCS MLS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MLS MRR APB RAH DMB. Interpreted the results of the data analysis: APB.