The Journey of Vaccines

  • Lingsheng CaoEmail author
  • Lei Cao
Part of the Public Health in China book series (PUBHECH, volume 3)


China, as country with the largest population in the world, is now becoming one of the largest producers and users of vaccines. Hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines are produced annually in China – not only to meet the needs in China but also to export to other countries [1, 2]. How are these “magic weapons” against infectious diseases produced? We know that vaccines are sensitive to heat and light, and therefore, how are these vaccines stored and transported? Here we introduce the journey of a vaccine, from production, storage, and transportation to finally being administered to an individual.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Immunization Program, Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina

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