Scientific and technological advances will make it possible within the next decade to vaccinate against a number of infectious diseases for which hitherto no active immunisation has been available. This article considers what vaccines are likely to be licensed for use in the next decade and the possible indications for their use. Combination vaccines that provide protection against a greater number of diseases while not increasing the number of visits or injections per visit will be an important feature of expanding the infant vaccination schedule. The article also considers vaccines that will become available for adolescents and adults as well as progress in vaccine development to protect against diseases such as hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Family Physician|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1997|