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The global vaccine market is expected to expand at a visibly fast pace in the years to follow. The need for immunizing people from several types of diseases and infections has created fresh opportunities for growth within the global market. Vaccines are developed after a rigorous process of testing and analysis, and are even tested for several years. The post-trial stage of vaccines is the most critical phase which decides on the success and adoption rate of the newly-developed antigen. The presence of a seamless medical research sector has created humongous demand within the global vaccine market. The need for preventing people from measles, malaria, polio, and other diseases has given an impetus to the growth of the market.

  • The growth of the global vaccine market over the next decade shall be defined by developments in the field of Covid-19 management. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has taken the medical and healthcare industries by storm, and has created humongous opportunities for market growth and maturity. However, there has been little success in developing vaccines against the virus. Investments in medical research and diagnosis shall create fresh opportunities for expansion across the global vaccines market. The medical industry is currently testing available vaccines against the coronavirus. There has been some success in averting the virus with the help of existing vaccines.
  • Several research laboratories have ramped up their vaccine development budget to expedite the process of Covid-19 management and research. Government have prioritized the development of new research labs and facilities that will focus on developing vaccines against the coronavirus. Countries such as China and the US are expected to invest in new testing and research facilities for Covid-19 management. There is little doubt that the global vaccines market could clock in humongous revenues due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.

U.S. Vaccine Market: Snapshot

The overall vaccine industry has strengthened itself in terms of its growth rate, with a relatively higher growth rate than most other healthcare market segments. Vaccination has been an invaluable addition to better public health, and has helped millions of children, adults and animals from deadly diseases. The CDC stated in a report that diseases such as diphtheria, polio, and smallpox have been fully eliminated, while measles, tetanus, and rubella are some of the disease that have been greatly controlled within the U.S., through timely administration of vaccines. Thus, vaccination is considered as the most effective form of all preventive measures.

The U.S. vaccine market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2014 to 2020.

Education and Awareness Bode Well for Vaccination Rates

The U.S. human vaccine market is expected to expand swiftly owing to drivers such as the lowered risk of serious and fatal side effects with vaccination, increasing awareness regarding vaccination among common people as well as healthcare providers, federal government’s strict recommendations for immunization against certain diseases, and growing demand for adult vaccines. Similarly, the U.S. animal vaccine market is likely to be propelled by the rising incidence rates of zoonotic diseases and the growing risk factor of animal to human transfer of diseases and infections. The rate of pet adoptions is also rising, especially in urban locations, along with a growth in the consumption rate of poultry products and meat. Over the recent past, a number of remarkable animal vaccines have made it through the pipeline and past approvals, including Once PMH IN and Prime Pac PRRS+ further improving the growth rate of this market.

However, increasingly strict guidelines and regulations for the lengthy and time consuming approval process has resulted in the increase in cost of several new vaccines. The development efforts on future pipeline vaccines is also slowing down due to the high costs of development, thereby restraining the U.S. human vaccine market. The manufacturers and distributors of both human and animal vaccines also face the issues related to storage, handling, and transportation of vaccines. Manufacturers require heavy usage of cold storage chains for over 90% of all vaccines currently produced, in order to prevent loss of potency and efficacy by exposure to higher temperatures, considerably increasing the costs of transportation and equipment maintenance.

Pneumococcal Vaccines to Top Charts Till 2020

The U.S. human vaccine market can be classified into pediatric and adult vaccines, in terms of the type of vaccines. Based on antigens, the U.S. human vaccine market has been categorized into hepatitis, influenza, meningococcal, pneumococcal, human papillomavirus (HPV), combination vaccines and others. Among these, combination vaccines market had represented the leading antigen segment in human vaccines for 2013, based on revenue generation.

The animal vaccines market in the U.S. have been segmented into livestock and companion vaccines. The latter segment is further categorized into canine and feline, while livestock vaccines segment can be been segmented into ovine, poultry, porcine, bovine, and equine. Canine vaccines took a relatively larger share than the feline vaccines in 2013, in terms of revenue, due to the higher average cost of canine vaccinations.

The U.S. human vaccine market is dominated by players such as GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Sanofi, Pfizer, Ltd., Merck & Co., Inc., and Novartis International AG. These players have successfully cornered critical areas of the market through the introduction of innovative vaccines and new ones in the pipeline. Zoetis, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck Animal Health), Sanofi (Merial, animal health division of Sanofi) and Boehringer Ingelheim are the key companies in the U.S. animal vaccine market.

A vaccine is a biological preparation of killed forms of microbes, living attenuated organisms, living fully virulent organisms, a microbe’s toxins or one of its surface proteins. Vaccines play a key role in improving immunity against particular diseases. Therefore, vaccination is promoted as a vital public health intervention throughout the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccination has reduced the burden of infectious disease globally to a great extent. According to a study conducted by Zhou et al, vaccination prevented 42,000 early deaths and approximately 20 million cases of diseases in children born in the U.S. in 2009, resulting in saving USD 13.5 billion in direct medical and non-medical costs and USD 68.8 billion in total societal costs. 
This report on the U.S. vaccine market offers an insightful and in-depth assessment of the current as well as future market potential of human as well as animal vaccine markets. The human vaccine market is further segmented into pediatric and adult vaccine markets, based on vaccine type. On the basis of different antigens, the U.S. human vaccine market has been categorized into hepatitis, influenza, meningococcal, pneumococcal, human papillomavirus (HPV), combination vaccines and others. The U.S. animal vaccine market is broadly segmented as companion animal and livestock vaccine markets. The U.S. companion animal vaccine market segment has been further categorized into canine and feline, while the livestock vaccine market has been divided into porcine, bovine, ovine, poultry and equine markets.
Each of these segments and sub-segments has been extensively analyzed in the report, considering factors such as market trends, recent developments, future outlook and opportunities. The report provides market revenue size in terms of USD million for each segment and sub-segment for the period 2012 to 2020. In addition, the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of the overall U.S. vaccine market and various segments and sub-segments has also been provided in the report for the forecast period 2014 to 2020, considering 2012 and 2013 as the base years. Extensive pricing analysis for human as well as animal vaccine market has been provided in the report.
This report includes an elaborate executive summary, which covers a market snapshot representing key findings from the study on the U.S. vaccine market. The market overview section of the report on the U.S. vaccine market comprises qualitative analysis of the overall market considering factors determining market dynamics such as growth drivers, restraints and opportunities. The market overview chapter also includes a section describing the vaccine approval and regulatory pathway in the U.S. The competitive landscape section has been provided for both human and animal vaccine markets. This section presents the market revenue share of key players in terms of percentage for the year 2013. The market share analysis of key players involved the study of company product portfolio and sales revenue along with market developments such as new product launch and regulatory approvals.
This study on the U.S. vaccine market suggests a list of recommendations for new companies willing to enter the market and for existing companies to accentuate revenue shares, which is likely to help in the decision-making process. The report concludes with the profiles of major players in the U.S. vaccine market such as GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis International AG, Pfizer, Ltd., Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim and Zoetis, Inc. Each company profile in the report contains information such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies and recent developments. The company overview section comprises basic information about the company such as major business areas, company’s brief history and its establishment year, number of employees and geographical presence. In the financial overview section, information such as selling and general administrative expenses, R&D expenses and annual revenue for the last three consecutive years (2011, 2012 and 2013) has been provided. The business strategies section mentions key strategies adopted by the company in the past to strengthen its position in the vaccine market. The recent development section gives information about the recent happening in the company related with the vaccine market.
The U.S. vaccine market is segmented as follows:
U.S. Human Vaccine Market, by Type
  • Pediatric
  • Adult
U.S. Human Vaccine Market, by Antigen
  • Hepatitis (A & B)
  • Influenza
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Combination Vaccines (DTaP, DTaP-Hep B-IPV, DTaP-IPV and DTaP-IPV)
  • Others
U.S. Animal Vaccine Market, by Animal Type
  • Companion Animal Vaccine Market
    • Canine
    • Feline
  • Livestock Vaccine Market
    • Porcine
    • Bovine
    • Ovine
    • Poultry
    • Equine

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