World Immunization Week: ISCR stresses on role of clinical research in vaccine development

Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) highlighted the important role vaccines have and continue to play during the pandemic and how clinical research has contributed to their development

New Delhi: Focusing on WHO’s theme, ‘Vaccines bring us closer’ for World Immunization Week (April 24-30), the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) is highlighting the important role vaccines continue to play during the pandemic and how clinical research has contributed to their development.
“A greater need for immunization and protection has never been felt as much as during the pandemic,” said Dr Sanish Davis, President, ISCR. “The world has watched as scientists, medics and clinical researchers from the industry, academia and research institutes collaborated and created new pathways to expedite the clinical development of vaccines that will help save lives and end the pandemic. We now need to ensure better and faster access to vaccines, while also focusing on how we can use learnings from vaccine development during the pandemic to advance the development of vaccines for other diseases. Fair and equitable access of immunization, globally, is vital as it is a key element of primary health care and brings us closer to a healthier world.”
The relationship between vaccine development and clinical research is direct. As WHO states, “Investment and new research is enabling ground-breaking approaches to vaccine development, which are changing the science of immunization forever, bringing us closer still to a healthier future.”
World Immunization Week underlines the significance of vaccination and awareness of immunization for the health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere globally.