Did You Know? Fun Facts

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Did you know that Sam Katz — who helped develop the first measles vaccine and devoted his career to vaccine and infectious diseases research — played drums in local dance bands during his high school and college years? Or that Maurice Hilleman’s work is credited for saving approximately 8 million lives per year?

Fun tidbits like these appear on screen after players use a Vaccine Hero card during game play. The facts are included on the physical trading cards and website as well.

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