About the Authors

Peter Bloland
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, Laurence Slutsker, Kevin M. De Cock
Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

Corresponding Author

pbb1@cdc.gov

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.