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U.S. National Vaccine Plan

Cover of the 2010 National Vaccine Plan.Established in 2010, the National Vaccine Plan (NVP) is the nation’s leading roadmap for a 21st century vaccine and immunization enterprise. The NVP articulates a comprehensive strategy to enhance all aspects of vaccination, through the following five overarching goals:

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Goal 1: Develop new and improved vaccines

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Goal 2: Enhance the vaccine safety system

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Goal 3: Support communications to enhance informed vaccine decision-making

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Goal 4: Ensure a stable supply of, access to, and better use of recommended vaccines in the United States

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Goal 5: Increase global prevention of death and disease through safe and effective vaccination

NVP Implementation Plan

Cover of the National Vaccine Plan Implementation.The Implementation Plan describes activities HHS agencies have undertaken for the years 2010-2015 to accomplish the goals and priorities of the 2010 National Vaccine Plan.

Mid-Course Review

Many factors may affect the ability to achieve National Vaccine Plan objectives. Opportunities may emerge that facilitate rapid progress and achievement of objectives sooner than anticipated. On the other hand, existing challenges and barriers may be more difficult to overcome than anticipated and new challenges may emerge. Recognizing these uncertainties, NVPO in coordination with the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, will conduct a mid-course review of the Plan after five years, in 2015, allowing changes to be made which respond to the reality of the environment. Modified indicators, strategies, actions, and milestones will guide subsequent annual evaluation through the overall ten-year horizon of the Plan.

Stakeholder Input

Recognizing that success requires coordinated efforts from the public and private sectors, a series of stakeholder meetings were convened in the fall of 2011. These meetings provided a forum for individual stakeholder input on meeting the goals in the 2010 National Vaccine Plan for specific topics and populations. In conjunction with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a summary of the findings from these stakeholder meetings is available as a companion document to the Implementation Plan.

Annual Reports

Additional Resources


Content last reviewed on July 28, 2015