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Vaccines

Vaccines are the single most effective method to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in humans and animals, but many major diseases lack effective vaccines for their control. The Institute is undertaking research to improve the effectiveness of current vaccines and drive the development of new vaccines for major diseases of humans and animals.

Highlights of our research include:

Rotavirus vaccines

Our research has shown that the introduction of the rotavirus vaccination has reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in rural Malawi. Read more...


First child vaccinated with typhoid conjugate vaccine

we are conducting a clinical trial to assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a new typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in African children. Read more...


Zika vaccine project

A major new collaborative project has begun to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use in pregnancy. Read more...


CowsDeveloping a vaccine for animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT)

In a new £801K Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded study, Dr Andrew Jackson and colleagues will evaluate a panel of novel vaccine candidates for AAT. Read more...


Centre for Global Vaccine Research

This year has seen the culmination of several important studies for the Centre, which have led to new avenues of research and also informed public health. Read more here...