Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWelcome to this introductory course on the role of vaccines to prevent infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance, sponsored by BSAC. Vaccines have been described as the most effective intervention in modern medicine, preventing 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015 and protecting millions more from illness. Vaccines are therefore a crucial intervention to prevent infectious diseases. This week on the course, we'll examine what vaccines are, how they work, and how they're being used today to prevent infectious diseases in different parts of the world. We will then go on to examine the key components that make up successful vaccine initiatives. We do hope you enjoy the course.
Welcome to the Course
Welcome to this introductory course on the role of vaccines in preventing infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. This course has been developed by doctors who work in infection and vaccinology.
Over the next two weeks we will look at how vaccines work and how they are used today. We will explore the challenges faced in implementing and developing vaccines. Finally, we consider the potential role of vaccines in the future, particularly in reference to the prevention of antimicrobial resistance.
In addition to this introductory course, a Vaccines Forum can be found on the BSAC site where you can register for free. The forum provides a space for healthcare workers and academics across the globe who are interested in vaccines to network and discuss vaccine research and education.
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