Who we are

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October 13, 2022 @ 17:05 PM

Mission statement

Vaccines Today is an online platform for discussing vaccines and vaccination. The target audience is the general public and others in Europe with an interest in immunisation.

Vaccines continue to make headlines in Europe around the world and are of great interest to citizens and health professionals alike. The platform strives to provide an interactive forum for informed debate on issues around vaccination, as well as to serve as a source of reliable information, bringing the community of stakeholders together to share their views.

To facilitate an informed discussion that takes all views on vaccination into account, the content of Vaccines Today is produced through interviews with experts from academia, patient groups, and industry experts, along with reports based on scientific literature and conferences.

The information provided on Vaccines Today is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

Who we are

Vaccines Today is produced by an editor, in consultation with an independent  editorial board composed of experts in the field of vaccination, including external medical doctors, patient and civil society representatives, and representatives from Vaccines Europe member companies.

Editorial board

The editorial board is responsible for the editorial policy of Vaccines Today. This involves planning, creating, and editing content, and setting the tone for publications. The members of the editorial board contribute on a voluntary basis.

Peter English

Peter English is a former family doctor, and is now a consultant in public health and health protection in the South East of England.… Read more

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David Salisbury

David Salisbury was director of immunisation at the Department of Health in the UK until the end of 2013. He was responsible for the national immunisation programme and led the introduction of many new vaccines.… Read more

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Sam Nye

Sam Nye is the Executive Director of the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), an organisation that brings together meningitis organisations from around the world.… Read more

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Paolo Bonanni

Paolo Bonanni is a Full Professor of Hygiene in the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of the Specialization School for MDs in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy.… Read more

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Sponsorship Policy

Vaccines Today is solely funded by Vaccines Europe, a specialised group of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). See a list of Vaccines Europe’s members here.

External contributors are not paid. The credentials and affiliations of contributors are detailed on our Contributors page. Any potential conflict of interest which could conceivably be perceived as affecting their objectivity is stated.

For more about the portal, see our Frequently Asked Questions section, read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you’d like to understand medical terms used in discussing vaccines and immunisation, see our glossary; for a list of vaccine-preventable conditions, try our vaccines and diseases page.

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