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Understanding the Pneumococcus: Transmission and Evolution

This article, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, examines the biology of the pneumococcus related to its transmission and evolution.

Author: Donkor ES

Publication date: 2013

Understanding the Root Causes of Cold Chain Equipment Failure: Results From a Pilot Study in Uganda

This document reports the results of a case study in Uganda to identify and understand the causes of vaccine cold chain equipment failure. It explains the reasons for the equipment failure and provides recommendations to four key …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety

This fact sheet explains what thimerosal is and why it is used as a preservative in some multi-dose vials of influenza vaccine, and highlights conclusions from studies examining thimerosal safety in vaccines.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2012

Understanding Vaccines

This fact sheet on understanding vaccines describes how vaccines work and lists the different types of vaccines.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Understanding Vaccines

This web page provides an overview on vaccines. It includes information on the history of vaccines; explanations of how vaccines work, including information on the different types of vaccines; the ingredients used in vaccines; links to the US …


United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs, and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Search for keyword …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

United States Government Support for a Fully Immunized World

This infographic outlines the vital role the US government plays in supporting immunization activities throughout the world, including investments in research and development, purchasing vaccines and supplies, strengthening vaccine delivery systems, …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Universal Influenza Vaccines: Shifting to Better Vaccines

This article, published in Vaccine, provides an overview of currently available influenza vaccines and their limitations, and also outlines current efforts to develop a broadly protective, universal influenza vaccine. It also highlights general …

Author: Berlanda Scorza F, Tsvetnitsky V, Donnelly JJ

Publication date: 2016

University of Liverpool Viral Brain Infections Group

The University of Liverpool’s Viral Brain Infections Group has provided advocacy, expertise, and support to the JE project in several additional areas, including the production of a teaching tool for diagnosis and investigation of clinical …

Author: University of Liverpool

Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Unprotected People Reports

This web page contains real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases, including compelling personal testimonies, remembrances, case reports, and newspaper articles.

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

The Unrecognized Burden of Typhoid Fever

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, provides an overview of the gaps in current estimates of typhoid fever disease burden and offers suggestions for addressing them so that affected communities can receive the full potential of …

Author: Obaro SK, Iroh Tam PY, Mintz ED

Publication date: 2017

Unsafe Injections, Fatal Injections

The authors of this paper provide an overview of medical and social science wisdom on the extent of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are given in an unsafe manner.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2000

Update: Information on Rotarix - Labeling Revision Pertaining to Intussusception

This web page provides an overview of the rotavirus vaccine Rotarix® and concerns regarding the potential side effect of intussusception. It includes a review of data regarding intussusception cases after vaccination, and shares updates on changes …

Author: US Food and Drug Administration

Publication date: 2012

Update on Intussusception Following Rotavirus Vaccine Administration

This web page provides an extract of a report on the World Health Organization's Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) meeting held in December 2013 where the committee reviewed new data from Australia and the United States regarding …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2014

An Update on Vaccination Against Group B Streptococcus

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, examines the vaccine development pipeline for group B Streptococcus (GBS). The authors note that a number of candidates have the potential to be successful, but that there are issues still to be …

Author: Heath PT

Publication date: 2011

Updated Estimation of the Impact of a Japanese Encephalitis Immunization Program With Live, Attenuated SA 14-14-2 Vaccine in Nepal

This article, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, describes the impact of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) immunization program in Nepal using SA 14-14-2 JE vaccine from 2006 to 2011. A previous assessment after the initial program …

Author: Upreti SR, Lindsey NP, Bohara R, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Uptake of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in Kenya: Testing the Health Belief Model Through Pathway Modeling on Cohort Data

This article, published in Globalization and Health, reports the results of a study that investigated the utility of the Health Belief Model (HBM) in predicting uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Kenya. The data demonstrated that …

Author: Vermandere H, van Stam M-A, Naanyu V, Michielsen K, Degomme O, Oort F

Publication date: 2016

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The US Commitment to Global Immunization: Protecting Communities From Infectious Disease

This fact sheet highlights the US government’s efforts in global immunization, including support for international efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, as well as immunization activities carried out …

Author: PATH, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross, et al.

Publication date: 2017

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