The History of Vaccines explores the role of immunization in the human experience and examines its continuing contributions to public health

About This Project

Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs

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In many countries, adverse medical events resulting from vaccination are compensated by government programs. More

Careers in Vaccine Research

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A variety of careers are available in basic vaccine research and development, clinical trials, production, and distribution of vaccine to the public. These jobs are available in universities, industry, government laboratories and agencies, hospitals, and on the front line of vaccine distribution all over the world. More

Different Types of Vaccines

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Vaccines are made using several different processes. They may contain live viruses that have been attenuated (weakened or altered so as not to cause illness); inactivated or killed organisms or viruses; inactivated toxins (for bacterial diseases where toxins generated by the bacteria, and not the bacteria themselves, cause illness); or merely segments of the pathogen (this includes both subunit and conjugate vaccines). More

The Human Immune System and Infectious Disease

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The human immune system is essential for our survival in a world full of potentially dangerous microbes. More
Pearl Kendrick, PhD, developed and tested a successful vaccine in the 1930s to combat which disease?
Polio
Measles
Whooping cough
Scarlet fever
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Kendrick developed a whooping cough vaccine. Read more.