SUM's research on the politics of vaccines

For more than a decade, our researchers have studied the politics of vaccines, ranging from childhood immunisation programmes to the Covid pandemic.

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Key questions in our research

Why have only 15% of people in low-income countries received a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, when rich countries are planning a 4th dose?

Our research touches upon this question as we study how public authorities and pharmaceutical companies cooperate to develop Covid-19 vaccines, scale-up production and work towards a more equitable allocation of vaccines.

And more generally, how are global vaccination programs connected to local health systems? Is local knowledge reflected in global immunization priorities?



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About the World Immunization Week 2022

World Immunization Week, a WHO initiative celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

Published Apr. 29, 2022 11:19 AM - Last modified Apr. 29, 2022 11:22 AM