Vaccination: what you need to know
Learn more about vaccines by reading our infographics below. The materials discuss how vaccines work in our bodies, common misconceptions around vaccination as well as how the approval of vaccines can be fast-tracked in a pandemic setting. They also offer a glimpse into how vaccines have helped to control – and in some cases eradicate – infectious diseases in the past. Read on to learn more.
Eradication & control of infectious diseases
How vaccines have shown to significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases throughout history; a look at smallpox, polio, measles, and tetanus.
All vaccines are developed to protect
All vaccines are developed to protect people, yet it's hard to compare those for COVID-19 due to how they were studied: in different ways, at different times and in different countries. Learn more about the reasons why and the primary goal of vaccination.
How vaccines work
This infographic explains the difference between the way our immune system protects us from disease (through infection) versus how vaccines protect us (through vaccination), and how vaccination is one of the most successful health interventions of our time.
Accelerating the review of vaccines
This infographic looks at how the development of vaccines and the regulatory approval process can be expedited during pandemics, as well as the role of independent health authorities in ensuring that a vaccine is only approved if it complies with all the requirements of quality, safety and efficacy.
Protecting communities through herd immunity
How vaccination can protect both the immunised and unimmunised people around you, and the importance of being vaccinated to protect vulnerable individuals.
How you may feel after vaccination
Common side effects that may be experienced after receiving a vaccination.