Shortages and tensions in vaccine supply: a global issue facing national challenge Volume 13, issue 6, Juin 2017

1 Centre Vaccinations Internationales, Hôpital Robert Picqué - 33140 Villenave d’Ornon
2 Professeur émérite, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1- 69000 Lyon
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For several years, France has faced situations of supply pressure and even shortages of vaccines. However, this contributes to a lack of confidence in vaccination of the public and healthcare professionals. The reasons for these difficulties are various: cessation of production of vaccines by drug laboratories, temporary difficulties in production, non-compliance during quality control, increasing global demand for vaccines. While facing these difficulties, the responsibility of the State is engaged in order to supply the French market and to reinforce the prioritization of vaccine recommendations.