Sam Halabi

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Vaccines are the most important line of defense to protect public health and the spread of disease during influenza pandemics. Yet the 2009 experience with pandemic H1N1 influenza showed that manufacturers, wealthy and poor governments were completely unprepared for the demands that global demand for vaccine production and distribution might impose. This chapter analyzes the failures of the system in 2009-10 with the aim of facilitating greater preparedness for future influenza pandemics.