15 Interesting Facts About the History of Vaccinations and Immunizations

At some point, almost every person in the United States is vaccinated. Though, many individuals want to know how vaccines are made, if they are effective, and whether or not they are safe. Public health professionals have a responsibility to provide accurate, understandable information and to handle vaccine safety concerns appropriately — and many answers lie in the history behind vaccinations and immunizations. The following 15 interesting facts about polio, smallpox, measles, pertussis, anthrax and rabies vaccines offer some insight into the methods used in attempts to eradicate various diseases. Continue reading

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