This week in vaccines

24th July 2016

Today marks two years since Nigeria’s last case of wild poliovirus – a remarkable milestone for the country’s vaccination campaigns, health workers and technical capacity. However, complacency is not an option if the world is to get rid of the disease for good.  

As the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo continued, Dr Seth Berkley discussed the dangers of urban yellow fever outbreaks and argued for action to ensure vaccine security. 

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reported that global vaccine coverage had stayed steady, and discussed ways to push for greater progress. And as Ebola vaccine results come in and human trials for Zika vaccine are planned, an interview explored methods for helping the poorest countries get the vaccines they need and prospects for these experimental shots.