Immunization plays a critical role in keeping preteens and teens healthy and protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, meningococcal disease and cancers caused by human papillomavirus.

Amy Finan, chief executive officer of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discussed Sabin’s commitment to vaccine development and the challenges of developing and bringing vaccines to market.

Why is Sabin committed to vaccine development?

In 2014, the Sabin Vaccine Institute began working with Georgia’s national government and partners to promote sustainable immunization financing and domestic resource mobilization for immunization. In more recent years, the focus has shifted to improving government immunization policy.

Typhoid is a common illness across much of Southeast Asia, where the bacterial disease spreads through contaminated food and water.

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