The Power of Vaccines
Immunisation is the single most powerful medical tool for improving health. For example, the introduction of WHO’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation in 1974 has prevented tens of millions of unnecessary childhood deaths.
Modern immunisation programmes combine the products of sophisticated bioengineering with complex epidemiological surveillance and modelling to protect children and adults. Animal vaccines help increase farming efficiency and secure our food supply.
However, many significant diseases still have no effective vaccine and some life-saving vaccines do not reach everyone who needs them. Our vision is a world in which all major infectious diseases and their sequelae are controlled by vaccination, in the UK and across the globe.