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World’s first malaria vaccine moves
closer to use in Africa

Posted on 24 Apr, 2015

The world’s first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years. The shot, called RTS,S and designed …more

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Vietnam: Affordable Vietnamese-made
bird flu vaccine passes first human trial

Posted on 23 Apr, 2015

Vietnam’s national vaccine institute has successfully tested a low-cost bird flu vaccine on humans, saying it will be valuable in case of a global pandemic, should it come.   The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) in Nha Trang …more

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New York: MSF lobbies Pfizer to make pneum-
ococcal vaccine cheaper in poorer countries

Posted on 23 Apr, 2015

Wealthy nations like Australia pay less for the pneumococcal virus than places like Philippines. That is one of the reasons the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is lobbying the drug company Pfizer to make the vaccine cheaper in poorer countries. …more

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Australia: [trigger warning] ‘Repulsive’ campaign compares vaccination to rape

Posted on 23 Apr, 2015

The federal health minister, Sussan Ley, has described as “repulsive” and “off the planet” suggestions by an anti-vaccination group that the government’s immunisation policy was akin to rape. A Facebook page run by the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network responded to …more

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California: Bill requiring vaccination of
children advances, but hurdles remain

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015

LOS ANGELES — A bill that would require nearly all children in California to be vaccinated by eliminating “personal belief” exemptions advanced through the State Legislature on Wednesday, though it still has several hurdles to clear. If approved, California would …more

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Venezuela: Gobierno garantiza vacunas
para la campaña de las Américas

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015

A partir del próximo domingo 26 de Abril, se estará realizando en todo el territorio nacional la campaña de Vacunación de las Américas como estrategia de prevención de enfermedades en la cual se pretende inmunizar a más de 3 millones …more

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Germany: Vaccine spurs immune response
to fight aggressive cancers in mice

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015

In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice. German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the journal Nature, could lead …more

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Niger: Schools shut to curb meningitis outbreak, 1.2m vaccine doses needed

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015

All schools in and around Niger’s capital, Niamey, have been shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year. A shortage of vaccines to treat the current strain has caused the outbreak to spread, …more

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US: Study of more than 95,000 kids finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015

The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t bring an increased risk of autism, according to a new study of more than 95,000 children. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the latest piece …more

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Australia: Religious vaccination exemptions
will completely end

Posted on 20 Apr, 2015

Australians will no longer be able to claim a religious exemption for child vaccinations and still be eligible for certain government benefits, officials announced Sunday. The new policy impacts one group in particular — Christian Scientists — which had the only official exemption …more

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Literature Literature archive

Roxanne Nelson 2019 Lancet Infectious Diseases Vol19 (3):248,
Owen Dyer 2019 BMJ 364:l739 doi: 10.1136/bmj.l739
Lee TH, McGlynn EA, Safran DG. 2019 JAMA 321(6):539–540. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19186

Videos Video archive

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson of the Vaccine Confidence Project join episode 50 of the Public Health United podcast with Nina Martin, November 2017.

Drs. Larson and Paterson join a discussion on vaccine confidence at Hong Kong University.  September, 2015.

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