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…

Muslims in the southeast Indian state of Kerala are being targeted for anti-vaccination propaganda via social media, texts and WhatsApp messages.   The messaging falsely claims that vaccinations kill or sicken children—with specific fearmongering toward Muslims. “What this…

Both sides of Yemen’s devastating civil war are reconsidering mass deployment of cholera vaccines to tackle an outbreak that has killed 2,167 since April.   In June, International Coordinating Group pledged 1 million vaccines—but that was deemed inadequate. A delicate…

After testing it on over 100 Oxford University medical students, an experimental typhoid vaccine could be part of a new norm for vaccine administration.

Blame camels for the persistence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, first identified in a Saudi Arabian man in 2012, says Michael Osterholm, director of CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota and author of “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs.”MERS is a…

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…

Although it’s hard to fathom now, back in the 1930s, pertussis—or, whooping cough—was a deadly threat. It caused 6,000 deaths a year in the US, and 95% of its victims were 5 or younger.

While India has been called “The Pharmacy of the World” for its manufacture of nearly 37% of WHO pre-qualified vaccines, only 65% of it population receives basic vaccination coverage.   Other countries with similar or lower per capita GDP have better rates; Brazil stands at…

The cholera vaccine’s effectiveness has long been debated due to variant study findings. To resolve the discrepancies, a team led by JHSPH researchers conducted an extensive literature review.

South Australia seeks to become the third Australian state to fine child care centers and preschools that admit an unvaccinated child. The law would not exempt parents who object to vaccination for non-medical reasons.   The move is the latest in a nationwide effort to…