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The global vaccines market is growing at a respectable pace in recent times. There is little contention about improvements in the field of medical research, and several new vaccines have been developed by the medical fraternity. There is humongous value given to vaccines that can protect against chronic illnesses such as typhoid, polio, and measles. Various countries have their specific vaccination policies, making it mandatory for the people to get themselves vaccinated. A number of countries also provide vaccination camps to protect its citizens against long-term illnesses. In the contemporary times, the value of using vaccinations at an early stage has increased. This is because the medical industry has revealed the benefits of early vaccination against commonly prevalent diseases. Children are vaccinated against several types of diseases such as pneumonia, DRP, influenza, and poxes. The next decade is expected to witness a surge in demand for various types of vaccines. This trend follows from the growing awareness of the masses about various preventive treatments.

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Advancements in Medical and Healthcare Research to Aid Market Growth

The healthcare industry is also undergoing rapid changes in its fabric of operations. Apart from being responsible for treatment and diagnosis, the healthcare industry has also shouldered the responsibility of informing and educating the masses about the importance of vaccination. Several developed countries have kept the incidence of chronic illnesses under control through proper administration of key vaccines. Furthermore, the healthcare index of these regions has also improved over the years, mainly due to extensive popularity of various vaccines amongst the masses. Developed countries account for a major share of the vaccines market. The governments of these countries make formidable investments in public health, creating room for sale and purchase of living-saving vaccines and drugs. Moreover, the healthcare industries of developing regions are also catching up with the pace of medical advancements across the globe. It is safe to assert that the global vaccines market would ascend along a lucrative graph in the times to follow. There is little doubt about increased sale of vaccines across various regions in the times to follow.

Cross-Country Ties to Facilitate Trade of Vaccines

Medical tourism and bilateral ties of various regions and countries have benefitted the healthcare industry. It has now become possible for various medical units to get access to rare drugs and vaccines. Furthermore, the availability of vaccines across the developing regions has also improved the healthcare index of the world. Several developed regions have taken voluntary initiatives to help economically impoverished countries. These initiatives have focused on ensuring medical and healthcare supplies to the latter. This trend shall also play a vital role in driving sales across the global vaccines market. Over the course of the next decade, the global healthcare sector shall acquire palpable level of sophistication. Some of the common vaccines available at the disposal of the healthcare industry include live attenuated, inactivated, conjugate, and toxoid vaccines. The growing demand for these vaccines shall play a vital role in market growth.

Impacts of a Global Pandemic on Market Growth

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised several concerns across the healthcare industry. It is legit to expect that the global vaccines market would grow along a lucrative path in the times to follow. The rising incidence of coronavirus has compelled the medical research fraternity to conduct multiple researches to find potential vaccines against the virus. The medical research industry is trying various combinations of existing vaccines to find a potential cure for coronavirus. As the efforts of the medical industry multiply into multimillion-dollar research lines, the total value of the global vaccines market shall rise. In the event of a pandemic, the demand for other vaccines is also believed to rise. Therefore, the existing health emergency in the form of the coronavirus shall ramp up sale of various types of vaccines.

Key Vaccines Used across the World

Vaccines against polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, and DTP have been popularised across the healthcare and medical industry. The growing demand for these vaccines shall undoubtedly drive demand within the global market. Furthermore, the use of MMR vaccine has also increased in recent times. Use of vaccines against common diseases to protect children has become a prominent trend. Over the course of the next decade, several new vaccines could be developed across research labs. John Hopkins University has been leading several research lines to discover potential vaccines. The total worth of the global vaccines market is set to touch new heights in the years to follow.

Regional Growth Dynamics

Several countries have played a crucial role in popularising important vaccines across the globe. The US has been at the forefront of advancements in medical and healthcare research. Several research lines at US labs and Universities have made breakthroughs in vaccine development. Besides, countries in Asia Pacific have also reciprocated to the demand for proper vaccination from the masses. India has been especially quite successful in successfully organising vaccination camps to eliminate the incidence of several diseases such as polio, measles, and small pox. There is growing relevance of new-age technologies within medicine, and this trend shall aid the development of new vaccination lines. In the event of a global pandemic, such as the one that currently exists, it is vital to ensure seamless development across the domain of vaccine development.

Some of the notable players operating in the global vaccines market are GlaxoSmithKline plc., Pfizer, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Sanofi Pasteur SA, Serum Institute of India Ltd, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, and Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Role of Vaccines in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Vaccines Market

The vaccines market has recently attracted a vast flurry of excitement among medical researchers, policy makers, industry players, and the common populace. The role of human vaccines can’t be stressed more than in the current times when the world has been reeling under the devastating impacts. Human vaccine development particularly has come a long way, and the notable points draw the main developmental contours of the vaccines market. It started with live-attenuated vaccines, which had been found to generate substantial immunity in that could last long. With time, new adjuvants came and became the dominant mechanism for vaccine development until the past two decades. Moving on to current decade, vaccine developers have benefitted from the growing array of adjuvants, on the back of expanding understanding of molecular mechanism of adjuvanticity. In the current case of Covid-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, ongoing clinical trials are seeing incorporation of adjuvant systems.

A wide spectrum of vaccine development strategies to fight off Covid-19 has been enriching the landscape of the vaccine market. The current vaccination programs have begun not only reducing the morbidity and mortality, but will also induce an air of optimism for the economy.

Some of the key focus of attention for vaccine manufacturers include nucleic acid based (mRNA, DNA), virus-like particles, recombinant protein (subunit) vaccines, and viral vectored vaccines. New avenues in the vaccine market will arise propelled by relentless efforts to incorporate recent development in virology and immunology in modern vaccines. The vaccine development pipeline will be invigorated by proactive measures governments are undertaking to avoid such pandemics in future. Vaccine development for lethal infections including novel coronavirus family of pathogens are thus attracting lodes of research investments in developed as well as emerging economies, which before the pandemic struck had largely been drab. A favorable regulatory frameworks will be supporting such developments, opening new horizons for the management of the pandemics of the century. Further, various companies operating in the logistics and supply chain of the vaccine will strengthen their operational systems to meet the pressing market need.

Vaccines Market: Overview

Vaccines help in stimulating the body’s immune system in order to produce antibodies which aid in protecting the body against infectious diseases. The administration of vaccines builds immunity in the body against the disease without contacting the disease. This report analyzes the current and future prospects of the vaccines market based on vaccine type, valance, route of administration, indication, distribution channel and geography.  

Vaccines Market: Research Methodology

The research is a combination of primary and secondary research, conducted for understanding and arriving at trends, used to forecast the expected revenue of vaccines in the near future. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts with information collected from in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry experts and opinion leaders. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, investor presentations, analyst presentation and various international and national databases. The report provides estimated market size in terms of US$ Mn for vaccine type, valance, route of administration, indication, distribution channel and geography for the period 2016 to 2025.

The market report comprises an elaborated executive summary, which includes market snapshot that provides information about various segments of the market. It also provides information and data analysis of the market with respect to market segments based on vaccine type, valance, route of administration, indication, distribution channel and geography. The market overview section of the report analyzes market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities that influences the vaccines market in the current and future scenario. The report also provides Porter’s five force analysis that studies five factors and their impact on the vaccines market.

Market share analysis among the market players is analyzed to signify the contribution of these players in the market in terms of percentage share. All these factors will help the market players to decide about the business strategies and plans to strengthen their positions in the global market. Based on geography, the market has been analyzed for major regions: North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The study also covers detailed country analysis in the respective regions for the vaccines market.

The report also profiles the major players in the market and provides various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies, and recent developments. Major companies profiled in the vaccines market include GlaxoSmithKline plc. , Sanofi Pasteur SA, Pfizer, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Serum Institute of India Ltd, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., CSL Ltd, Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Novavax AB and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. New product development was the primary strategy adopted by the major market players to cement their position in the vaccines market.

The vaccines market has been segmented as follows:


  • Inactivated
  • Live Attenuated
  • Toxoid
  • Conjugate
  • Others


  • Monovalent
  • Multivalent

Route of Administration

  • Oral
  • Injectable
    • Intramuscular
    • Subcutaneous
  • Others


  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis
  • Polio
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • DTP
  • Rotavirus
  • MMR
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Others

Distribution Channel

  • Institutional Sales
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC countries
    • Rest of MEA

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Global Vaccine Market