Quick Learner: How Vaccines Work

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off a race to develop and deploy safe and effective vaccines. How do vaccines work to protect our health? With help from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), here's a short course on how they are developed. The investigators at the DHVI conduct basic and translational research to develop novel vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics for diseases such as HIV-1, tuberculosis, influenza, syphilis, gonorrhea, cytomegalovirus, rotavirus, parainfluenza, zika flavivirus, plague, and now SARS-CoV-2.