Sabin Vaccine Institute and The Aspen Institute Release Report Calling for Bold, New, and Coordinated Commitments to Making Universal Influenza Vaccines a Reality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today by the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group, a joint initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Aspen Institute, calls for an urgent, coordinated effort to amplify and focus resources on the long-sought, but overdue achievement of a universal influenza vaccine (UIV).
Happy Father's Day, Dads! On this special day where fatherhood is cherished, we asked several dads why they got their kids vaccinated. Here is what they had to say.

These days, vaccines are on everyone’s mind. Vaccine misinformation and disinformation are on the rise and it’s more important than ever for every parent to have access to accurate information to make informed decisions about immunization.

Unprecedented demand for flu shots in Australia forced health authorities to ration the vaccines late last month amid a national influenza vaccine shortage.

The worst U.S. flu season in a decade appears to be winding down, but the truth is, it’s always flu season. Even now, as Americans begin to put away the thermometers, hand sanitizers and cough drops, researchers are preparing for the next flu season. As early as February, they began trying to predict which influenza strains will dominate so they can create the right cocktail for next season’s vaccine.

Statement on New Universal Flu Vaccine Development Grand Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 27, 2018 – The new $12 million Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lucy and Larry Page is an important and necessary step toward finding a game-changing solution to end the threat of flu, according to experts at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake across the world. This challenge invites researchers from any discipline to submit innovative ideas for safe, effective, affordable flu vaccines.

Sabin to tackle pandemic flu

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2018 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit global health organization dedicated to enabling vaccine innovation, making vaccines more accessible and expanding immunization across the globe, is pleased to announce a new three-year $6.6 million grant to help speed the development of next generation influenza vaccines and support related immunization issues. This work is generously supported by the Page Family Donor Advised Fund.

If you’ve been putting off getting a flu shot, time’s up. Now is the time to get a flu shot to protect yourself and the people around you as both the holidays and the flu season approach.

The flu poses a serious health risk for pregnant women and their babies. Due to changes in how the immune system, heart and lungs function during pregnancy, pregnant women are at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms from influenza.