In Karachi, Pakistan—one of polio’s last strongholds—door-to-door vaccination campaigns arouse suspicion even among those who favor immunization. Rumors spread that the vaccine sterilizes children, fueled by mistrust of governments and international organizations. Their…

The first-ever dengue vaccine had been considered safe in recent years despite concerns that it could worsen the disease in those not previously infected. Then that theory became a reality, and last week the WHO’s expert group, known as the SAGE, recommended reserving…

The first-ever dengue vaccine should be reserved “exclusively or almost exclusively” for those previously infected with the disease, the WHO confirmed.

In what the WHO describes as an “unacceptable tragedy,” 35 people have died from measles outbreaks in Europe since June 2016. A 6-year-old boy in Italy is the most recent casualty of the vaccine-preventable disease. In the past 12 months, Italy has seen more than 3,300…

Governments worldwide have committed to immunizing all children by 2020, but with the target date just 3 years away, their progress is too slow, writes Save the Children’s Kirsten Mathieson. According to a midterm review of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, too many countries…

India’s health ministry is taking over funding of an immunization health unit supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a move spurred partially by concerns over foreign influence.   The unit, which reaches about 27 million infants each year through New Delhi's…

The social media response was fast and furious following a blog post by the director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute questioning the safety of vaccines.   “The Cleveland Clinic is a disgrace,” a physician asserted on Twitter, reacting to Daniel Neides’s opinion…

Though global immunization rates sit at 85%, 15-20% of the world’s most vulnerable children are still missing out, reports a recent WHO study. In addition to gauging immunization rates, the study looked at inequality as an indication of increased risk of disease.