Will Vaccines Reach a Tipping Point in 2024
With the decreasing uptake of well-known influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, leaders of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published an insightful editorial regarding the future of virology in the United States.
Published by The JAMA Network on January 5, 2024, Peter Marks, MD, PhD, and Robert Califf, MD wrote a Viewpoint titled: Is Vaccination Approaching a Dangerous Tipping Point?
'Vaccination is one of the most highly effective public health interventions, responsible for saving millions of lives each year. In the US, authorized or approved preventive vaccines must be manufactured with high quality, and the effectiveness and favorable safety profile of vaccines must be demonstrated.
Their safety over time is also closely and continuously monitored through multiple overlapping passive and active safety surveillance systems, including the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, the Vaccine Safety Datalink, and the BEST Sentinel Initiative.
The complete, unedited article is available at this JAMA link.