Therapeutic Focus - Vaccines | Takeda Pharmaceuticals
For more than 70 years, we have supplied routine vaccines to protect the health of people in Japan including measles, rubella, and mumps. Today, we’re expanding our global vaccine business by applying innovation to tackle some of the world’s most challenging infectious diseases, such as dengue, COVID-19, pandemic influenza and Zika.
Our team brings an outstanding track record and a wealth of knowledge in global vaccine development and manufacturing to advance a pipeline of vaccines to address some of the most pressing public health needs.
Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative vaccines that tackle some of the toughest problems in public health and improve the lives of people around the world.
The value of vaccination
Vaccines prevent 3.5 to 5 million deaths each year and have transformed global public health.1
Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives.2
51 million deaths can be prevented through immunization between 2021 and 2030.3
A mosquito-borne viral disease that spreads rapidly around the world.4
Estimated that half of the world's population is at risk of contracting the disease.4
Caused by a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, first identified in December of 2019.5
COVID-19 cases have been identified across all seven continents.6
Spread by the bite of an infected mosquito or passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus.7
Has impacted 89 countries and territories.8
Influenza viruses are constantly changing, making it possible for them to infect people and easily spread.9
Last four pandemics killed approximately 50-100 million (1918), 1.1 million (1957), 1 million (1968) and 0.2-0.6 million (2009) people.10,11,12,13
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