Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But rational design – a new way to create vaccines – might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
New research shows that vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus in horses does not reduce their racing performance.
Social media rumours are putting Nigeria's vaccination campaigns at risk.
An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.
Current plans to eradicate polio mean keeping the virus alive – and risk restarting the epidemic.
Many healthy young men and women, including military personnel, died in the 1918 flu pandemic. It's a reminder of how dangerous influenza can be.
A better vaccine could have reduced the rates of flu, but not the high-dose Fluzone vaccine doctors were touting at the start of the week.
Vaccination is not to be taken for granted.
A vaccine recommendation from a health professional and convenient access will make the biggest difference to uptake.
Opposition to vaccines still prevents many children from getting needed preventative care. Understanding who is opposed, and why, can help, but the answers may surprise you.
A recent study suggests that shunning parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their kids isn't the best strategy. A better strategy might be old-fashioned, but it works.
Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.
Rwanda's vaccination programme for girls against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease was a huge success, thanks to implementation science.
In an era when opinion often trumps evidence in public health issues, it's time to support and invest in evidence-based medicine to protect the public from dangerous, poorly informed beliefs.
As the WHO calls for urgency to address antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, new research shows that a vaccine developed against an unrelated disease offers protection.
Vaccinating against an infectious disease can stop once the threat of future transmission is deemed sufficiently low.
A new law makes it mandatory for children in Italy to have 12 vaccines.
Does science have an answer to science denial? Just as being vaccinated protects you from a later full-blown infection, a bit of misinformation explained could help ward off other cases down the road.
Most immunisation campaigns continue to primarily focus on infants and children, but almost 4 million Australian adults are not vaccinated against preventable diseases.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.