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The Vaccine Centre works to develop new vaccines, evaluate their biological potential and optimise vaccine programmes and policies.

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Bringing vaccine research together

The Vaccine Centre (VaC) is a collaborative partnership of over 100 scientists hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine that aims to improve human and animal health through vaccination.

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World Immunisation Week 2023

Join us for World Immunisation Week 2023 as we focus on maternal immunisation. Daily events throughout the week will showcase the development of new maternal vaccines and provide the opportunity to discuss other vaccines with potential positive health outcomes.

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Annual Lecture 2023

Make sure to listen to the recording of the VaC annual lecture, which was held on January 25. We were joined by Dr Katie Atwell, and a panel of experts, to discuss Vaccine Mandates Around the World 

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Vaccine FAQs

We've just updated our Vaccine FAQs to include animations summarising the latest research on vaccines in pregnancy. We launched the Vaccine FAQs page in 2020 to address  an unprecedented number of questions from the public and the media about vaccines and vaccine research...

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'Live reviews' of COVID-19 vaccine candidates added to tracker

The VaC COVID-19 vaccine candidate tracker has been updated and now includes 'living reviews' from published trial reports.... 

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VaC COVID-19 page

The Vaccine Centre has launched a new page dedicated to the COVID-19 response and progress towards a vaccine...

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Caption:A clinician prepares a dose of Pneumococcal vaccine at Basse Hospital. Credit: Louis Leeson/LSHTM

Caption: A clinician prepares a dose of Pneumococcal vaccine at Basse Hospital. Credit Louis Leeson/LSHTM

Benefits of routine childhood vaccines far outweigh risks of additional COVID-19 transmission in Africa

New modelling work done by members of the Vaccine Centre community on continuing routine immunisations during the pandemic...

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