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This week in vaccines: 21st January 2018

As the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic approaches, scientists focus their efforts on developing a universal flu vaccine. Seth Berkley warns that luck is currently the only thing preventing a devastating...

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This week in vaccines: 14th January 2018

With the cholera outbreak in Zambia worsening, the government launched a campaign to vaccinate one million people against cholera with doses from the Gavi-funded stockpile. At the same time, seasonal flu was spreading across Europe and the US as promising results show that repeated flu vaccination may reduce flu...

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This week in vaccines: 7th January 2018

This week a breakthrough typhoid vaccine – with the power to save children’s lives – was approved by the World Health Organization, generating optimistic conversation around the possibilities of future use in poorer...

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This week in vaccines: 17th December 2017

This week, all eyes were on a conference on Universal Health Coverage taking place in Tokyo, Japan, which hosted discussions on how interventions like vaccination could form a platform for other health services, and produced a unifying declaration at the...

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This week in vaccines: 10th December 2017

In the week that 1.4 million supported yellow fever vaccines went to Nigeria to control an outbreak, ex-finance minister, vaccine champion and Gavi’s Board Chair Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke on television about modern immunisation challenges and ensuring the future of...

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This week in vaccines: 3rd December 2017

This week Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced a decision to fund a new typhoid conjugate vaccine, with CEO Seth Berkley emphasising its potential for saving lives and stopping the spread of drug...

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This week in vaccines: 26th November 2017

This Thanksgiving, Vox listed disease elimination with the help of vaccination as one of six ways we should be thankful that the world is getting better. The many developments in vaccine research this week gave yet more reasons to be thankful: CDC found that a new meningitis vaccine could protect against 91% of strains, an association was found between early vaccination and a reduced risk of childhood leukaemia, and a study confirmed that HPV vaccine can give up to 10 years of...

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This week in vaccines: 19th November 2017

The overuse of antibiotics was highlighted this week by the World Health Organization’s Antibiotic Awareness Week ‘Handle with Care’ campaign. The Lancet looked at the use of vaccination to reduce antibiotic resistance and mathematically modelled the impact that vaccination could have on this rising global health...

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This week in vaccines: 12th November 2017

In the week that WIPO hosted discussions on vaccine innovation and access, there were multiple calls for greater investment in both of these areas. Experts urged that “the vaccine process needs to be accelerated” for group B streptococcus, which is responsible for more than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths...

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This week in vaccines: 5th November 2017

This week saw an emphasis on global collaboration to fight some of the world’s biggest diseases. On Friday, a coalition to fight pneumonia was announced ahead of World Pneumonia Day next...

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