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

About This Project

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

Top 20 Questions about Vaccination

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Detailed answers to those most frequent questions about vaccination. 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
How many serotypes does the adult pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine include?
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The adult polysaccharide vaccine includes 23 serotypes. Read more.