About the Authors

Maria Glória Teixeira
Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

João Bosco Siqueira, Jr
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil

Germano L. C. Ferreira
Sanofi Pasteur, Global Epidemiology, Lyon, France

Lucia Bricks
Sanofi Pasteur, São Paulo, Brazil

Graham Joint
Communigen Ltd., The Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared the following competing interests: MGT and JBS declare that they have no conflicts of interest. MGT is sponsored by CNPQ/Brazil. JBS is a consultant to the Ministry of Health, Brasília, Brazil. MGT and JBS received no payments in respect of their work on this review. LB is employed by Sanofi Pasteur and GLCF was employed by Sanofi Pasteur at the time of writing. GJ is employed as a medical writer by Communigen Ltd. All authors confirm that they had full access to all data and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JBS MGT LB GJ. Performed the experiments: JBS MGT LB GJ. Analyzed the data: JBS MGT LB GJ. Wrote the paper: JBS MGT LB GJ. Contributed to the conceptualization and drafting of the article and participated in the data analysis and interpretation, critical review of the article, and final approval of the version to be submitted for publication: JBS MGT LB GJ. Contributed to the conceptualization and drafting of the article, data analysis and interpretation, and final approval of the version to be submitted for publication: GLCF.