Professor Ian Frazer is president of Cancer Council Australia, the Chairman of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation’s Medical Research Advisory Committee and advises the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on papillomavirus vaccines. He won the 2005 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.
Vaccines are arguably the single most effective public health intervention after clean water, in terms of global reduction in disease burden. How well do they work, and what can we do to encourage their more effective use? Which new vaccines are we likely to develop, and why are vaccines against some diseases so hard to produce? Are concerns about vaccine safety realistic, and what should we do about them? Professor Frazer talks through these issues and more in this detailed talk given at Embiggen Books.