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Do You Remember Sabin Sundays?

You may have heard of the Polio Pioneers, the kids who got Jonas Salk‘s original inactivated polio vaccine in 1954. They were part of a large clinical trial, getting either the polio shot or a saline placebo, and helped prove that the vaccine was safe and effective. Do You Remember Sabin Sundays? Of course, that …

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What Is the Morbidity/Mortality Rate of the Polio Vaccine vs the Wild Virus?

The benefits of getting vaccinated against polio clearly outweigh the risks.

Who is Alexander Langmuir?

Alexander Langmuir is typically described as a hero or titan of public health. Then why do some folks think he was against the flu and measles vaccines? Who is Alexander Langmuir? Dr. Alexander Langmuir has been called the father of infectious disease epidemiology. Why? In 1949, he established the CDC’s Epidemiology Program. Actually, at the …

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Vaccination Tragedies are Rare

How common are vaccination tragedies, like the ones that happened in Chiapas, Syria, South Sudan, and Samoa?

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