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

About This Project

Ebola Virus Disease and Ebola Vaccines

Ebola virus disease reached unprecendented epidemic levels in 2014. Vaccines are in clinical trials. More

History of Polio ( Poliomyelitis )

Few diseases frightened parents more in the early part of the 20th century than polio did. Though most people recovered quickly from polio, some suffered temporary or permanent paralysis and even death. More

Different Types of Vaccines

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

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?
Whooping cough
Scarlet fever

Kendrick developed a whooping cough vaccine. Read more.