Objectives: VACFA website is intended to provide up to date information on vaccines as well as immunizations. The information provided in the website is aimed at the broader public audience. We also intend to provide a forum through which our site visitors can ask questions, on specific vaccines as well as immunization practices.
Through our website, we join and collaborate with several other global partners to widely disseminate, an accurate and evidence-based information regarding the use of vaccines and information on immunization practices.
VACFA website contents: Information and materials contained in the website are from diverse sources: academic research institutes, peer reviewed scientific journals and other websites whose information reporting is evidence-based. Where applicable, references for any information provided in the VACFA website are indicated. In addition VACFA shares some of its research work in the website. Website links from common vaccination groups such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) among many others are also provided.
The website contents: Contents management of the VACFA website follows the University of Cape Town (UCT) Web Content Management Policy guidelines. The VACFA website contents manager is responsible for the day to day contents of the website. The VACFA Director, who is the contents owner provides oversight to the overall management of the website, including its contents.
Financial sponsorship: VACFA website is fully supported and owned by the University of Cape Town. The university is a public higher education institution as contemplated in the Higher Education Act of South Africa.
Page created on 10 November 2016
Page last updated on 31 May 2019
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Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA)
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IDM)
Wernher & Beit North Wing, Room N2.09A
University of Cape Town
Faculty of Health Sciences
Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa