Vaccination: past, present and future

Hosted by Centre for History in Public Health and the Vaccine Centre

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Time: 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Venue: Reception and Manson Foyer, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Exhibition

Vaccination: trials and triumphs

This exhibition explores the history of vaccination, some of the current challenges we face, and how we continue to research vaccine-preventable disease and strive to protect vulnerable people worldwide.

Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health over the past century, and has saved millions of lives all over the world. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has long been engaged in research on many aspects of vaccination, using it to combat some of the most deadly and debilitating infectious diseases.

Vaccine research involves much more than developing new vaccines in a laboratory. Vaccination involves people and societies: how do you convince people to accept a new inoculation? How do you develop the infrastructure to deliver it? How do you focus your efforts so that you protect as many people as possible without wasting resources?

Image: Wellcome Library, London. Edward Jenner vaccinating patients against smallpox. 

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.