Vaccine Knowledge Project

Page last updated: 13 March 2023

Description of the website

The website of the Vaccine Knowledge Project is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

The Vaccine Knowledge Project aims to be a source of independent information about vaccines and infectious diseases. We provide clear information on complex topics with references to high-quality research. All the content is aimed at the general public and designed to help people make informed decisions about vaccine issues. The content is also suitable for healthcare professionals such as health visitors, school nurses, general practitioners and paediatricians.

The website provides information about vaccine ingredients, vaccine development, how vaccines work, the immunisation schedule, and the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases. This information is provided in an easy-to-read format, including infographics, animations, and videos from people affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Website’s sponsorship policy

Vaccine Knowledge is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. And the Oxford Martin School. This is listed on the home page.

Website’s content or editorial policy

The Vaccine Knowledge Project is managed by Oxford Vaccine Group, an academic research group in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. The site is updated regularly to make sure it is as accurate as possible, and overseen by senior academic staff in the group. All medical content is reviewed by Prof. Andrew Pollard, Director of Oxford Vaccine Group. This is listed on the home page.