About the Center

The Sabin Vaccine Institute & Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development is dedicated to the discovery and development of vaccines against neglected tropical diseases and other emerging infectious diseases.

The center was established by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine. The center has developed vaccines against hookworm and schistosomiasis that are currently in clinical trials; in earlier stages of development are vaccines against onchocerciasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In discovery stages, the center is working on a vaccine that would prevent the three major soil-transmitted helminths - hookworm, Ascaris and Trichuris.