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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 2022 banner

World Immunisation Week 2022

The Vaccine Centre hosted daily webinars throughout World Immunisation Week 2022. We heard from experts in the field and explored why we are waiting for so many live-saving vaccines for major infectious diseases. Recordings are now available for all sessions.

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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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VaC tracker 2

'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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COVID 19 VaC

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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