Vaccines Archives - Medical Bag

Vaccines

American microbiologistMaurice Hilleman

The Man Who Saved the World With Vaccines

In the spring of 1957, American microbiologist Maurice Hilleman read an article in The New York Times that left him greatly alarmed. “It said that there were all these children taken into dispensaries in Hong Kong, twenty thousand people lined up,” he said, describing the hospital scene in China in an interview years later. “My…

A series of syringes lined in an array.

Herd Immunity 101: Explaining Vaccination Effectiveness to Patients

Detailing the importance of immunization and clarifying the concept of herd immunity to patients is a worthwhile conversation at any time but especially relevant in the COVID-19 era, rife with an abundance of information and misinformation. A good way to approach the subject is to change the terminology. “Herd immunity originally applied to farm animals,”…

Next post in Medicine