To ensure that future decisions for new vaccine introductions achieve the greatest sustainable impact, ProVac focuses on three essential factors:
Decisions should be nationally based. Recognizing the variation in disease burden and program resources and capacity from country to country, immunization policy must be set nationally in order to meet national priorities. Accordingly, the paradigm must be changed from primarily Regional decisions to national-based decisions. These decisions must be supported by national or sub-Regional evidence. While the end-products will be distinctly national approaches for new vaccines, Regional technical cooperation will continue to play a critical role in producing the essential evidence and developing sustainable immunization policies.