Vaccine Awareness and Research (CVAR)
The Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research provides a valuable resource for understanding the increasingly complex issues of vaccination. It draws upon the expertise of specialists who combine expanded knowledge of approved vaccines with in-depth understanding of infectious diseases, primary care and adolescent medicine. Our mission is to improve the health of mothers and children from infancy through adolescence by promoting and optimizing vaccine delivery by research and by educating health care providers and families.
The goals of the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research are:
- To optimize effective delivery of vaccinations through research, education and advocacy
- To conduct vaccine research from initial feasibility studies through implementation
- To serve as a multi-disciplinary resource to improve and advance the field of immunization
- To develop models to advance public health through infant, child and adolescent immunization
And we are working toward better solutions for tomorrow. The center's physicians receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other nonprofit organizations to study delivery and effectiveness of vaccines. Many of these studies will serve as national models for vaccine delivery. Additionally, the center is one of only 2 programs in the United States currently conducting National Institutes of Health-funded research on vaccines for pregnant women.
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