Vaccine Presentation and Packaging Advisory Group (VPPAG)
VPPAG terms of reference and addendum
The purpose of the VPPAG is to provide a forum for industry and the public sector to enage in constructive dialogue on the presentation and packaging of vaccine products, with the goal to maximise their appropriateness for public-sector use. The addendum to the terms of reference describes the processes and procedures related to industry meetings with VPPAG.
VPPAG generic preferred product profile and workplan
This paper provides recommendations for vaccine producers and developers on presentation and packaging of new vaccines for use by public-sector programmes in developing countries. Parameters include recommendations on areas such as temperature stability, anti-microbial preservatives, product format and optimal doses per vial.
This paper provides an overview of collaborative efforts by industry, regulatory and scientific communities to improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of vaccine packaging. It highlights design and material innovations that have the potential to improve the sustainabilty of packaging.