All articles related to "vaccines":

Helping countries understand vaccine delivery costs

June 8, 2018 – A new online catalogue that provides information on the costs of delivering immunizations in 31 countries is aimed at helping decision-makers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, better understand the long-term costs of running…

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

Immune history influences vaccine effectiveness, interacting with other potential problems arising from the manufacturing process For immediate release: February 20, 2018 New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune…

Getting to a better flu vaccine

Researchers are working on new methods for developing vaccines, including utilizing different animal proteins or a genetically engineered live virus, and are also working to develop a universal flu vaccine.

Op-ed: A call for products free of toxic chemicals

A group of widely used toxic chemicals linked with several kinds of cancer, high cholesterol, and suppression of vaccine effectiveness in children is now also found in air and water around the globe and in nearly all of…

In Afghanistan, polio vaccination faces threats

Afghanistan is one of three nations in the world (along with Pakistan and Nigeria) where the polio virus continues to be endemic, in part due to inadequate vaccination rates. A new poll of parents and caregivers of young…

Search for a better tuberculosis vaccine underway

Efforts by a team of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers to expedite the discovery of a new and improved tuberculosis vaccine were featured in an August 18, 2017 STAT article. The article highlighted work by…

Improving the efficiency of infant immunization services

A study analyzing the cost structure of routine immunization programs in six countries found that the most efficient programs had the lowest labor costs. The study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in the journal…