Dr. Wayne L. Gray
Instructonal Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mississippi:
Understanding Vaccines: Preventing Diseases from Smallpox to COVID-19
These days everyone is talking about vaccines and hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines are a miracle of modern medicine. At this month's Science Cafe, we'll address several questions concerning vaccines: How do they work to prevent disease? How safe are vaccines and why do some people have concerns about vaccines? What is herd immunity? What are the various types of vaccines? We'll review the history of vaccines and discuss several of the more than 20 vaccines that are now routinely given to children and adults. Finally, we'll examine the current COVID-19 vaccines and consider their effectiveness and safety. Issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be discussed.
January 19, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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