Implementation of vaccination programs has had a revolutionary impact on global public health, not only leading to dramatic reductions in the incidence of infectious diseases but also reducing childhood and adult mortality and drastically improving the quality of life worldwide. Individuals can receive a wide range of vaccinations throughout their life that prevent infections and the diseases associated with chronic infections. Although vaccination guidelines may offer strong recommendations for certain vaccines, others are administered at the discretion of the prescribing physician and patient. As such, commercial opportunity exists for vaccines that can offer meaningful advantages over current agents. Despite notable competition, both the adult and pediatric segments of the vaccines market remain attractive areas for the development of new prophylactic options.


  • What are the sizes of the populations eligible for key vaccination programs in the G7?
  • Who are the key decision-makers for vaccine purchasing and administration, and how does this role vary by geography?
  • What are the key drivers of brand preference in a given vaccine market?
  • For which pathogens is unmet need greatest for a new or improved vaccine? Which patient pools do experts indicate will be eligible for these vaccines?
  • How will the current vaccine pipeline fulfill areas of unmet need in the vaccine market?
  • How will key current and emerging vaccines perform commercially?


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Author(s): Michael Breen, PhD; Alison Isherwood, MSc, MRes, PhD

Michael is a business insights analyst on the Infectious, Niche, and Rare Diseases team. He has authored reports on cystic fibrosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, vaccines, and  respiratory syncytial virus, and will author a report on cytomegalovirus. He also provides coverage for Decision Resources’ Company & Drug Insights covering anti-infectives, vaccines, and transplant therapy areas.

Michael received his Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College with a dual major in biology and biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine. His postdoctoral research was carried out at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, with a focus on identifying novel pathways regulating thermogenesis in search of a therapeutic for obesity and diabetes.

Alison Isherwood, B.Sc., M.Res., M.Sc., Ph.D. joined Decision Resources Group in 2008, as an Epidemiologist. Alison holds a B.Sc. in Medical Microbiology, Masters by Research in the Life Sciences and a M.Sc. in Epidemiology all from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining Decision Resources Inc., she was working on her Ph.D. in Molecular Virology, specializing on the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, at the University of Reading. In her role at Decision Resources Group, Alison is currently an Epidemiology team lead as well as project managing custom epidemiology work in multiple therapy areas. Alison’s area of specialization at DRG is cancer, particularly breast cancer.