New Understanding of Childhood Immune Systems May Improve Vaccine Efficacy

In low- and middle-income countries, children have the greatest need for protection afforded by vaccination due to a higher incidence of infectious diseases. However, the vaccines for these children often show a lower efficacy when compared to similar populations in high-income settings. A new study by Swiss TPH and partners from the Babraham Institute and ISGlobal published today in Science Translational Medicine reveals that the immune system of children varies according to age, location and anaemia status. This knowledge is crucial to improve vaccine efficacy.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft