About the Authors

Peter Bloland

pbb1@cdc.gov

Affiliation Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Patricia Simone

Affiliation Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Brent Burkholder

Affiliation Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Laurence Slutsker

Affiliation Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Kevin M. De Cock

Affiliation Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PB PS BB LS KDC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PB PS BB LS KDC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: PB PS BB LS KDC.