A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

40 years on, the survivors of the first-ever recorded Ebola outbreak still have immunity to the virus, found a study out today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Courageous reporting on the pseudoscience that stoked fear in Japan about the HPV vaccine landed Riko Muranaka the prestigious John Maddox prize prize last week.

What would it take to vaccinate the world? International collaboration plus a whole lot of funding and innovation. Vaccine development is astonishingly expensive and can take decades. Globally, groups like the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Médecins Sans Frontières work…

To get ahead of epidemics, speedy emergency vaccines are key. Ebola killed 8,000 before experimental vaccines arrived in West Africa in January 2015.  Emergency vaccines should be in the works 3 or 4 months into an outbreak. “It’s... tight. But it’s do-able,” says…

Gardasil has been around for 10 years and is known to prevent HPV-related cancers. But most children aren’t receiving it, according to the CDC.Only 50% of girls and 38% of boys had all the required dosages last year—nowhere near the 80% coverage experts want. HPV is known…

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil last year with nearly 800 confirmed cases, scientists are closely monitoring the health of one harbinger of the virus: monkeys."The death of monkeys from yellow fever is the first warning,” says primatologist Jùlio Bicca-…

War has thrown a wrench in the effort to get 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen, despite the mounting caseload.The WHO and several key partners had agreed to send the doses last month to ease what is now the world’s largest cholera outbreak—with more than 313,000…

The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to international HIV/AIDS programs could risk reigniting the epidemic and threatening global health security, argue CSIS’s Sara M. Allinder and J. Stephen Morrison. Despite years of flat funding, “US investments are delivering…

In a bid to stop another Ebola-like outbreak, a group of governments and philanthropies have pooled $460 million to invest in vaccine development against three viral diseases.   Announced yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the initiative will initially take on…