The long vaccine development process is focused on ensuring production of the safest and most effective vaccine for use.
Rotavirus vaccines are expensive and take time to produce. For developing countries, the fact that the vaccines need cold storage also presents a challenge.
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Individual stories of perceived vaccine harms can undermine trust in vaccine safety, even if people don't believe the vaccine was to blame.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
Every year hundreds of thousands of children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Africa leaders could change this if they improved vaccination efforts.
Nobel Laureate Barry Marshal discovered that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori caused peptic ulcers. He is using the same bacteria to create probiotics and edible vaccines.
There is an increasing focus on alternative treatment strategies, developed to treat other diseases and conditions but re-purposed to tackle TB.
Half of all vaccines are wasted. Microneedles may be one way to tackle the problem.
There are demands for older children to get the MenB vaccine – but what is the thinking behind the current guidance?
Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.
Researchers are piloting a smartphone app to collect better information about who is getting vaccinated and to design better incentives for health workers on vaccination drives.
In light of the newly ignited political debate about vaccines, here in one article are some of the highlights of our vaccines coverage.
Media coverage of a recent study involving a "leaky" vaccine raised questions about the possibility that they could make viruses more dangerous.
Was the Ebola vaccine 100% effective, or 100% lucky? The good money is on a percentage somewhere in between, but in truth, we will never know.
Hepatitis B vaccines have been available for over 20 years but the virus is still endemic in Africa, with the continent carrying over one third of the globe's case load.
The anti-vaccination movement is not the cause of falling vaccination rates. It is a symptom of the public’s growing distrust in the government and the medical profession.
Viruses cause all kinds of infections from relatively mild cases of the flu to deadly outbreaks of Ebola. Clearly, not all viruses are equal and one of these differences is when you can infect others.
Vaccines have always had potential side effects but they remain our best defence against far more dangerous infectious diseases.
When the measles vaccine was introduced, it was associated with reductions in more childhood disease deaths than were actually caused by the measles. How does that work?