Article from Vaccine, Volume 27, Issue 11, 10 March 2009, Pages 1724-1728. In this paper, the authors compared and highlighted the difference of the situation of the immunization program in Japan and the United States in terms of structure of policy setting system. Since the disease epidemiology clearly indicates that the US has better control of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) over Japan, the authors considered the advantage of development of a comparable vaccine policy setting system of the US in Japan.

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