A vaccine is a type of preventative medicine that encourages immune systems to build a response to fight off a specific disease. This is accomplished by introducing a small part of the disease, to the immune system so it can build the proper antibodies to fight the illness without actually getting sick. While there’s a vast number of vaccines each meant to prevent different diseases found around the world, there are four main types of vaccinations:
- Toxoid Vaccines
- Toxoid vaccines are vaccines that use inactivated toxins from a bacteria or germ to train the body to respond to the toxin. Tetanus is an example of a toxoid vaccine.
- Live Attenuated Vaccines
- A live-attenuated vaccine uses the whole germ; however, it is attenuated (or weakened) so that the immune system can build an immune response without the host becoming ill. Examples of live attenuated vaccines include the MMR vaccine, smallpox, and yellow fever.
- Subunit & Recombinant Vaccines
- Subunit and recombinant vaccines, as well as conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines, utilize specific pieces of a virus or bacteria (like its protein, capsid, or sugar) to train the immune system to respond and fight off the whole germ if infected. With this type of vaccine, booster shots are required over time in some cases; examples include HPV or Hepatitis B.
- Inactivated Vaccines
- An inactivated vaccine is a type of vaccine that uses a whole germ that has been either killed or modified so it is unable to replicate. Since the germ is already dead, these vaccines are typically not as effective as live attenuated vaccines. A few examples of inactivated vaccines are the flu vaccine, rabies, and polio.
Regardless of the type of vaccine that is being developed, each one requires accurate medical translation for the highly technical documents associated with the development life cycle. In addition, translation of regulatory documents, interpretation solutions for patients of diverse backgrounds, and patient recruitment campaigns for clinical trials are all critical for successfully inoculating populations around the world.
CSOFT works with pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and medical device businesses involved in vaccine development to ensure successful globalization. With our advanced language technology, including our cloud-based management system and large medical glossary, we are able to accurately and effectively translate vaccine documentation for the best ROI.
Clinical Trial Translations
Clinical trials are an integral part of vaccine development. To ensure the safety and efficacy of vaccines, vaccine clinical trials require multiple phases with proven, data-driven results, as well as personal accounts and testimonies from patients and healthcare workers. In addition, pharmacovigilance reports that identify any adverse event (AEs), serious adverse reactions (SARs), or serious adverse events (SAEs) must be documented into the target market’s official language(s) to ensure regulatory compliance.
CSOFT helps life science companies involved in vaccine development meet local regulatory laws to ensure patient safety standards. We provide fast and cost-effective translations for all phases of the clinical trial process, as well as support remote clinical studies through culturally-sensitive communications to help establish trust between sponsor, researcher, physicians, and patients, helping drive engagement and retention.
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Medical Interpretation Services
For vaccines to be truly successful in eradicating a disease from a population, as many people as possible must get vaccinated to prevent disease spread. This means that patients of non-English speaking backgrounds must be provided accurate and high-quality medical interpretation services to ensure they understand the potential side effects that could occur when the vaccine is taken, as well as the risks associated with refusing the vaccine.
CSOFT works with life science companies involved in vaccine research and development, as well as organizations involved with inoculation, to ensure that patients of diverse backgrounds understand their treatment options and risks associated. We offer in-person as well as over-the-phone and video interpreting solutions for healthcare professionals and life science companies in over 100 languages to reach patients of diverse backgrounds.
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Medical Documentation Translation Services
Vaccines have lots of medical documentation, including clinical trial documents reflecting accurate data, regulatory compliance documents like an Investigational New Drug (IND) application, product labeling, and patient’s electronic health records (EHRs). With so many different types of documents, ensuring accurate translation of each one is imperative for not only meeting strict global regulatory laws, but also ensuring patient safety.
CSOFT helps pharmaceutical companies and CROs expanding into global markets meet local regulatory law. With a network of over 10,000 professional, in-country linguists and subject matter experts, we have the resources and experience to accurately and effectively translate vaccine medical documentation in 250+ languages.
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High-quality translation and interpretation is extremely important in the vaccine development life cycle – inaccurate translation along the way can not only result in wasted time, money, and effort, but also affect patients’ lives. That is why CSOFT is dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality translation and interpretation solutions for every step in the drug development and marketing process for life science companies. To do so, we use in-country linguists with a minimum of 7 years of experience, combined with our extensive network of subject matter experts. In addition, we have perfected our localization best practices through back translation and terminology management to help reach patients globally, in over 250 languages. To further ensure the highest-quality technical translation solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, CSOFT’s proven expertise is backed by our ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified quality management system.
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