Scientists were able to create a viable Ebola vaccine in just 12 months. So why isn’t lightning-fast vaccine development the norm?

A large-scale meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria and a shortage of protective vaccines has local health leaders calling for the government to reopen a vaccine lab that produced millions of vaccines in the 1970s.

When the July 31 Lancet paper found the new Ebola vaccine seemed to confer total protection, there was much rejoicing. Should there have been?

George Washington University is part of a group that's working on a vaccine for hookworm, the leading cause of anemia and protein deficits in developing nations, affecting an estimated 740 million people in rural, poor areas of the world. The drug treatment for hookworm…

The oral vaccine Shanchol has reduced cases of severe cholera by nearly 40% in a key trial in Bangladeshi slums. The success suggests the shot could be used routinely to help endemic countries control the life-threatening disease. For the almost 27,0000 residents aged 1…

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that will limit religious and personal belief waivers to vaccines for schoolchildren, prompting cheers from public health advocates and jeers from anti-vaxxers. "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect…

A major trial of a new pneumonia vaccine given to 35,000 children in Kenya has returned positive results. 80% of children who received the PCV-10 vaccine showed stronger resistance to pneumonia post vaccination, VOA reports. The vaccine led to a 95% to 100% “reduction in…

A shingles vaccine due to hit the market as early as 2017 promises to be effective more than 97% of the time regardless of age, as opposed to the partial and waning protection offered by the current vaccine. The new vaccine employs an adjuvant—an added chemical whose sole…

It took military intervention for vaccinators to gain access to some areas rendered off-limits by militants, but Pakistan has seen just 24 cases so far this year, a 70% decline from the same period last year. Improved intensive vaccination efforts has turned things around…

A vaccine shortage has interrupted efforts to control a meningitis outbreak in Niger that has caused 443 deaths and more than 6,000 cases in recent months. The current outbreak came as a surprise: Since the introduction of the meningococcal A vaccine in 2010, Niger had…