There are still many infectious diseases for which there are no vaccines, while for others the vaccines can be improved. Above all, a large part of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to vaccines. How will the future vaccines look like?
A professor from the University of Navarra, in Spain, concluded that vaccines will represent a common thing in our lives in the future but many challenges will be faced and not every country in the world will take advantage of vaccination.
The future vaccines will focus on malaria, AIDS, and cancer
Nowadays, we are used to the ide of vaccinating our children, to vaccinate ourselves. However, in the future, it is very likely that pregnant women and the elderly will also be recommended to get vaccines for different illnesses and conditions.
The professor also thinks that the future of vaccines will focus on controlling malaria, AIDS, and cancer.
Also, vaccines are needed for other groups with special needs, such as travelers who might face new chronic or autoimmune diseases or such as immunocompromised patients suffering from HIV, cancer, transplants, and so on, who can not be vaccinated with regular vaccines.
Future vaccines will not help poor countries if nothing changes
The increase in the world’s population, globalization, and the changes in the ecosystem of our planet will continue to expose humans to serious infectious diseases.
On the other hand, the specialists argued that other challenges appear in poorly developed countries, namely, respiratory infections, viral diarrhea, sepsis (severe inflammatory reaction in response to an infection), and neglected exotic diseases. And the list of diseases related to poverty is even longer.
Unfortunately, even though millions of people in poor countries will die every year from these diseases, the biggest challenge to develop new vaccines will be to overcome the costs. Until this financial barrier will not be lifted, millions of people will die from diseases for which vaccines can be made.
In conclusion, the future vaccines will focus on malaria, AIDS, and cancer, while other diseases affecting countries affected by poverty will still make millions of victims, annually.