A collection of articles explaining the facts behind immunisation and vaccines.

22 January 2021

The public health impact of a single-dose HPV vaccination schedule

New review of evidence on a single-dose HPV vaccination schedule is published by PATH-led consortium.

19 January 2021

Breaking down barriers: UNICEF volunteers lead sanitation survey across Bangladesh

Young volunteers gain new skills and give back to their communities.

7 December 2020

Routine vaccinations during a pandemic – benefit or risk?

Some countries may stop their vaccination programs for a while to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. But which is better: fewer coronavirus infections or making sure children get all their usual vaccinations?

13 January 2021

Why resistance is common in antibiotics, but rare in vaccines

How resistance to drugs originates, and why it's different for vaccines.

13 January 2021

Why lockdown can be bad for your immune system - and what to do about it

Lockdowns are an effective way of reducing COVID-19 infections, but they could take a more general toll on our health if we allow them to.

29 December 2020

How close are we to a ‘workable’ HIV vaccine?

Despite huge advancements in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in recent decades, an effective vaccine remains elusive – and is desperately needed to end the global pandemic that kills more than 700,000 people each year.

16 December 2020

Why get vaccinated when the flu vaccine doesn’t work well?

The best way we can prevent flu infection is by getting vaccinated. The problem with the flu vaccine is that in some years it doesn’t work as well as others.

16 December 2020

More typhoid conjugate vaccines, more impact

A second typhoid conjugate vaccine has achieved WHO prequalification and others are in development. More vaccines will help increase access to TCVs.

10 December 2020

How are vaccines developed?

A series of science articles adapted for children’s education, in partnership with the WHO.

3 December 2020

When is a vaccine not a vaccine?

Most vaccines are given to healthy people to prevent infection with a disease-causing organism, but sometimes vaccines are used to fight an existing infection or illness. Such ‘therapeutic’ vaccines are being developed for numerous illnesses, including dengue, cholera and cancer.

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