Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Vaccine Market

Compared to the pharmaceutical market, the vaccine market is relatively small and concentrated on both supply and demand sides. It is highly regulated and largely dependent on public purchasers and donor policies. The vaccine market has very distinct features, which increase the complexity of assessing and understanding pricing and procurement. It is made up of individual markets for individual vaccines or vaccine types, each with their own specificities, particularly on the supply side.

This page describes the dynamics of individual vaccine markets and addresses both market divergence and convergence.

This page provides an introduction to research based and emerging vaccine manufacturers and describes monopolistic and oligopolistic vaccine markets.

This page introduces the main actors on the demand side of the vaccine market: high, middle and low income countries, pooled procurement agencies and the private sector.


29 January 2016

20 January 2016

Call for nomination of experts to serve on the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) Working Group on Typhoid Vaccines

13 January 2016

Call for expression of interest to consolidate, analyse and disseminate information on home based records for immunization

11 January 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest to maintain and enhance the WHO Immunization Repository using DHIS2

17 December 2015

Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC): CALL FOR NOMINATIONS