The Different Types of Vaccines – Explained

You probably know that vaccines prevent life-threatening diseases. You may also know that some vaccines are only given to children, (i.e. Chickenpox and MMR - Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) whereas others require you to make repeat visits to the doctor's office through adulthood, for 'boosters' (i.e. TdaP - Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis). Why are... Continue Reading →

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A Bumpy Road to Eradication: the Polio Outbreak in Congo

We are in the midst of a global polio eradication campaign launched by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which has reduced the number of polio cases by 99.9%, saving an estimated 15 million children from paralysis. Only 3 countries in the world still have endemic polio (meaning transmission is constantly maintained): Afghanistan, Pakistan and... Continue Reading →

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