WHO Public Consultation

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year.

We would like to inform you that a public consultation on the following document is now open.

Based on a WHO consultation with regulators, manufacturers and other experts the following document was prepared and has been posted on the WHO biologicals web site https://www.who.int/biologicals/en/ for public comments: The comment form is attached to this mail or can be found directly under the link to the document on the WHO biologicals website.

Guidelines:   Submission deadline: 28 February 2019

Guidelines on the quality, safety and efficacy of human Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccines https://www.who.int/biologicals/RSV_Guideline_Draft_2.3_(clean)_20190114_(2)_tz.pdf?ua=1

Comment form:  https://www.who.int/biologicals/Comment_Form_RSV_GL_1st_PC_Jan_2019_tz.doc?ua=1.

Please send comments to  Dr Tiequn Zhou at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

We would be grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues and compile their feedback.

All comments received by the published deadline (shown above) will be considered in further revision of the Guidelines.

Thank you.

With best regards,
Dr Ivana Knezevic

Scientist, Technologies, Standards and Norms Team
Group Lead, Norms and Standards for Biologicals
Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals
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