End of Week 2

This week we have discussed the devastating consequences the lack of vaccination can cause.

As we have seen, there are several reasons why vaccination programmes breaks down but ultimately they all lead to the resurgence of vaccine preventable infections, leading to deaths, mainly in children.

In addition to preventing infectious diseases, we have learnt that vaccines are also important in preventing antimicrobial resistance, which is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. With advances in technology and research there may be many more vaccines available in the future but there are several challenges that need to be overcome to ensure that vaccines are used to their full potential.

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The Role of Vaccines in Preventing Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance

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