Polio vaccines have been a massive public health victory in the US. But purely celebratory messaging overlooks the ongoing threat if vaccination rates fall.
Many COVID-19 vaccination campaigns encourage doctors to serve as a trusted source of vaccine information. But certain vaccine-hesitant providers may stymie these efforts.
The federal government is due to launch a new advertising campaign for COVID-19 vaccines in July. This is a chance to offer something more engaging than what we’ve seen to date.
We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.
Research suggests apps could be designed in ways so that the ‘bystander effect’ doesn’t kick in and demotivate people from contributing to public goods.
Inspired by amber and hard candy, researchers figured out a new, needle-free, shelf-stable way to preserve vaccines, making them easier to ship and administer around the world.
Pakistan had only eight new diagnoses of polio in 2017. The virus’ days look numbered – but health workers have their work cut out for them to eradicate the devastating disease once and for all.
Running an effective mass immunisation campaign, vaccinating children in Nigeria against measles is a logistical nightmare.