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Ebola Vaccine Trials

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is coordinating clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for Ebola virus disease (EVD) being developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Volunteer participants are first given a prime dose to stimulate an initial immune response, and then a booster dose intended to further enhance the level and duration of protection against Ebola.

The School’s Vaccine Confidence Project™ team is coordinating a consortium to develop a communication strategy, tools and mobile technologies to promote the acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines. Partners include Janssen, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, the Grameen Foundation and World Vision.

Community Engagement, Communications, and Technology for Clinical Trials in Outbreak Settings Guidebook

Produced by the EBODAC  Consortium

 
This project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement EBOVAC1 (grant nr. 115854), EBOVAC2 (grant nr. 115861), EBOVAC3 (grant nr. 800176), EBOMAN (grant nr. 115850) and EBODAC (grant nr. 115847). This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).
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Videos Video archive

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission joined forces to tackle the issue at the first global vaccination summit. Although many of them live in developing countries with poor access to vaccines, scientists are worried that anti-vaccination campaigners in the developed world are spreading misinformation on social media. So what’s the cure for their scepticism?

Emilie Karafillakis, research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, speaks to France 24 about the rising anti-vaccination sentiment that is rising throughout Europe, especially in France where a recent study revealed 1 in 3 citizens believe vaccines are unsafe.

In this episode of Take as Directed, J. Stephen Morrison speaks with Dr. Heidi Larson on why vaccine confidence is currently in crisis, and how this has fueled outbreaks such as measles and the persistence of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Literature Literature archive

Evans DR, et at. 2019 VACCINE Vol 37(40):6008-6015
Rozbroj, et al. 2019 Vaccine Vol 37(40):5986-5993
Justwan F, et al 2019 PLoS ONE 14(8): e0220658
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