Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century | University of Oxford

Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century

Speakers
Professor Susan Lea, Professor Christoph Tang, Professor Jeffrey Almond, Dr Ian Feavers
Event date
Event time
15:30 - 17:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Vaccines have saved an estimated 500 million lives around the world since Edward Jenner discovered how to prevent smallpox infection in 1796. But a successful vaccine roll-out is about more than just medicine; it encompasses engineering, economics, policy, government and even transport infrastructure. More than a decade into the 21st century, and with a new outbreak of the Ebola virus claiming thousands of lives in Africa, does a successful strategy for creating and delivering new vaccines require a whole new approach?