The pharmaceutical industry is dedicated to developing effective vaccines that facilitate global health and economic benefits.
Vaccination has saved more lives and prevented more serious diseases than any other advance in recent medical history. It has also enabled the economy to thrive and reduced the burden on the NHS.
Vaccines take between 6 months and 3 years to manufacture. 70% of that time is due to quality control.2
The value to society of the first ten vaccines provided on the NHS is estimated to be £6.6 billion a year.3
Over four years the UK contributed £1.44 billion to Gavi, the vaccine alliance, to vaccinate children living in the world's poorest countries.4
Advances in genomics and artificial intelligence are speeding up vaccine development.5
2 to 3 million lives are saved globally every year because of immunisation.1
Ruth Bailey, Director, Lead Clinical Scientist at Pfizer, is part of the COVID-19 clinical team. Science was her focus all the way through school and university where she studied biological sciences...
Anant Shah, MPH, New Product Lead for Ebola and COVID vaccines at MSD, is passionate about the power of prevention through vaccination...