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Risk is always present in our world, but the less risk there is, the more there is to experience in life. That’s why we’re committed to developing and giving access to vaccines that effectively minimise the threat of some of the world’s most deadly viruses.

Because Less Risk Means…

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Our vision for infectious disease

We aspire to save and improve lives by unlocking the power of the immune system.

Our focus is always on the patient which is why we continue to provide prescribers and healthcare professionals with support for medical and disease education to improve awareness.     

Our recent work includes the production of a new Ebola vaccine within a 12-month timeframe. We have collaborated in bringing two million doses of the vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda for an ongoing Ebola vaccination campaign together with Janssen.

To protect the citizens of the US, Canada and Europe, Bavarian Nordic produces a smallpox vaccine for secure national stockpiles. We provided 28 million doses of our vaccine to the US for emergency use in counter bioterrorism efforts.

trusted vaccine producer

Bavarian Nordic is tackling some of the world’s toughest infectious diseases.

Smallpox and Ebola

Strengthening biosecurity and global preparedness

Rabies, Tick-borne Encephalitis & Mpox

Protecting people day-to-day and while travelling

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Rabies is a viral infection transmitted via the saliva of infected mammals. Each year, it claims approximately 59,000 lives worldwide – 40% of those infected are children.[1]

Every 9 Minutes Someone dies of rabies World Health Organization [1]

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

TBE is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected tick or by consuming unpasteurised dairy products from infected animals.

10 12 K Cases of TBE are reported each year World Health Organization [2]


Mpox is a rare viral infection related to smallpox, mostly reported in Central and West Africa. It is transmitted by animals (probably rodents) to humans. Human to human transmission is also possible.

15 Countries in 4 continents have confirmed cases World Health Organization [3]

Why vaccines matter

Only clean water beats vaccines at reducing infectious diseases and deaths. Immunisation has the potential to prevent millions of deaths worldwide each year.[4]

Getting vaccinated will protect you. When diseases are transmitted from person to person, vaccination will also help to stop the spread of disease to other people.[5]

If enough people are vaccinated, it is possible to reduce or even eliminate some diseases.