Vaccines continue to be a topic of great interest to both citizens and healthcare professionals. Vaccination has substantially reduced the morbidity and mortality caused by infectious diseases, and yearly influenza vaccinations have become commonplace. Preventable diseases remain a significant issue, however, in many areas of the world where infrastructures for vaccination are poor and vaccines cannot be delivered where they are most needed. The future of immunization now looks to vaccines that are simple to administer, survive transport without refrigeration, and provide a long-lasting immune response.
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