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Since 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) directs and coordinates international health within the United Nations system. Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.


CDC is one of the USA’s major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. As the USA’s health protection agency, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

COVID Vaccine Facts is a subsidiary website of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. The content on this website serves as an educational tool to link people to third-party scientific and evidenced-based information related to the vaccine development process, along with the safety, efficacy, availability, and affordability of COVID-19 vaccines.

European Medicines Agency

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU.

European Vaccination Information Portal (EU)

The main purpose of this website is to provide accurate, objective, up-to-date evidence on vaccines and vaccination in general. It also provides an overview of the mechanisms in place in the European Union (EU) to ensure that available vaccines conform to the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. This website was developed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in partnership with the European Commission, specifically, its Department on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance

As part of its mission to save lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the threat of epidemics, GAVI has helped vaccinate more than 822 million children in the world’s poorest countries, preventing more than 14 million future deaths. By improving access to new and under-used vaccines for millions of the most vulnerable children, the Vaccine Alliance is transforming the lives of individuals, helping to boost the economies of low-income countries and making the world safer for everyone.


The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) is a voluntary, executive-level, strategic coordinating, advocacy and leadership entity of regulatory authorities that work together to address current and emerging human medicine regulatory and safety challenges globally.

John Hopkins School of Public Health, USA

Defined by academic excellence, pioneering research and the translation of knowledge into practice, the School has been at the vanguard of public health for a century, providing population-level solutions to urgent public health problems around the world.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. Their mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. LSHTM experts are involved in many different aspects of COVID-19 research as well as providing guidance to those responding around the globe every day.

Vaccines Europe

Vaccines Europe, is a specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the professional association of the innovative pharmaceutical industry in Europe.

Vaccines Safety Net (VSN)

The Vaccine Safety Net is a global network of websites, established by the World Health Organization, that provides scientifically based information on vaccine safety in various languages.

Vaccines Today

Vaccines Today is an online platform for discussing vaccines and vaccination. The target audience is the general public and others in Europe with an interest in immunisation. Vaccines Today is produced by an editor, in consultation with an editorial board composed of experts and executives from several Vaccines Europe companies, a patient representative, and two independent external medical doctors. Vaccines Today is sponsored by Vaccines Europe, a specialised group of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations ("EFPIA").

This site is not intended to provide information on any specific vaccine. Queries related to your suitability for vaccination or questions about a specific vaccine should be directed to your medical professional or your local health authority.