Thanks to vaccines, once-feared diseases have been brought under control or even eradicated. Vaccination still provides protection against harmful infections like polio or measles. We look at which vaccines we should get and the potential risks.
A number of candidate vaccines for COVID-19 use a genetic modification of the virus. It's a relatively new process that scientists say may be safer and cheaper than conventional vaccines. Aren't there any downsides?
India's top health agency has reported that the country should have a coronavirus vaccine ready in time for Independence Day on August 15. Experts warn that the short time line is both unrealistic and dangerous.
Six months have passed since SARS-CoV-2 became known worldwide. Since then, researchers have found out much about the virus and made progress in combating it. Here are the most important points.
The World Health Organization estimates that the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 are at risk. Vaccination programs for measles, polio and cholera have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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