To highlight the extensive body of knowledge collected in developing the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), the journal Vaccine today released a special supplement dedicated in full to the Decade of Vaccines.

The supplement represents the collective effort and dedication of more than 210 authors, 90 reviewers and three guest editors, including Dr. Ciro de Quadros, Sabin Executive Vice President and Co-Chair of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration Steering Committee. Dr. de Quadros co-authored an editorial that introduces the supplement and answered a few questions for an online interview. Take a listen.

The supplement also features an article co-authored by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez, which reviews progress made to date in developing a human hookworm vaccine, a major initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (PDP).

We're also getting excited for World Immunization Week 2013, which starts in some countries this Saturday. Countries around the globe have planned events and activities to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines. Learn more here.


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