Menu Close

Articles on Immunisation

Displaying 1 - 20 of 74 articles

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy president David Mabuza, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize visiting the Aspen Pharmacare sterile manufacturing facility. Lulama Zenzile/Die Burger/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Why Africa’s push to make vaccines should look further than COVID-19

Vaccine manufacturing doesn’t come cheap. It depends heavily on support from developed countries. It also requires much more than relaxing intellectual property rights and a desire for vaccine equity.
A health worker administers an injection to a child below the age of one year during a routine immunisation at a health center in Kampala, Uganda. Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba via Getty Images

Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries

Even where vaccines are available, one barrier to progress is vaccine hesitancy: the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate.
Vaccine hesitancy is a growing public health problem. Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South Africa’s immunisation record risks being dented by anti-vaccination views

Vaccine hesitancy has resulted in multiple vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Research on vaccine hesitancy in South Africa is limited. But growing evidence suggests that it’s becoming a problem.
An elderly man at a social grant paypoint in South Africa after the COVID-19 lockdown. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP) () Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa needs to end the lockdown: here’s a blueprint for its replacement

South Africa must develop a comprehensive health and economic strategy if it is to stop the COVID-19 pandemic without causing long term socio-economic damage.
Listening to people’s concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination. From shutterstock.com

Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how

You don’t have to be an expert to be an effective advocate for vaccination. Here are some tips if you find yourself talking to someone who isn’t convinced they should vaccinate their kids.

Top contributors

More