Trust in vaccines is eroding to the point that they could become useless, warned an important editorial in The New York Times this past weekend.   Online, “anti-vaccine propaganda has outpaced pro-vaccine public health information”—and defense against the onslaught is too…

Tuberculosis is the globe’s leading cause of infectious disease deaths and China bears a heavy burden—ranking 3rd in total cases.   Most TB vaccine development is geared towards infants or adolescents, but cases in China overwhelmingly affect adults over 65. A London School…

Finland’s Education Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is proposing to withhold state and family benefits for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

A third of US parents don’t plan to vaccinate their children against the flu this year, according to a new report from Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Measles-rubella vaccine coverage is plummeting in Indonesia after local Islamic clerics said the jab’s porcine components render it illegal under Islamic law. Vaccines made with pig parts have been supported by Islamic authorities in Indonesia and elsewhere, but the…

HOUSTON – Peter Hotez has 2 words for his fellow scientists: Speak up. A venerable vaccine researcher and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Hotez says he and other scientists of his generation were taught to do science and…

Public health professionals are going to have to get creative in order to reach young people skeptical about the value of vaccines, writes Brian Goldman in his CBC Radio blog.

Flu-related deaths topped 80,000 in the US last winter, but “people still discount their risks of disease” writes Heidi J. Larson. The vaccine mistrust looks set to spur the next pandemic, undermining the available preventive measures. As director of the Vaccine Confidence…

There are exciting reasons to be hopeful about the promise of vaccines—such as those using mRNA, which could be developed faster and cheaper.   Many of the quantum leaps in vaccine research, write Christopher J. Elias and Trevor Mundel, of the Bill & Melinda Gates…

A promising new vaccine is poised to take on both Lassa fever and rabies, according to new research published in Nature Communications. Both diseases take a toll in Africa, where access to rabies vaccines and post-exposure shots can be scarce; there is currently no approved…