Vaccine innovation – including the development of new and improved vaccines – is critical to improving public health and tackling emerging disease threats. We work with federal and non-federal partners to encourage vaccine innovation.
Vaccines National Strategic Plan
The Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021–2025 (Vaccine Plan), sets forth a clear vision for how the United States will be a place where vaccine-preventable diseases are eliminated through safe and effective vaccination across the lifespan. In support of this vision, the Vaccine Plan includes five major goals, including goal one to foster innovation in vaccine development and related technologies. Learn more about this reportand it’s first goal.
21st Century Cures Report on Encouraging Vaccine Innovation
The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in 2016, intends to accelerate the process of discovery, development, and delivery of health care innovation. A provision of the Act directs HHS to submit a report to Congress on encouraging vaccine innovation. The final report examines the current state of U.S. vaccine development and innovation, highlights existing challenges, and offers potential opportunities and levers that have the potential to shift the balance of decision-making to favor innovation.