Vaccine News & Notes — October 2019

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The Washington Post offers videos answering common vaccine-related questions

The Washington Post has new videos addressing common questions about vaccines. Called “The Vaccines Project,” Post reporter Anna Rothschild interviews museum curators and researchers to address each question. Episode one starts with some history, but Rothschild quickly moves to addressing vaccine ingredients and vaccine safety in episodes two and three, respectively.

Check out the series today.

Essay contest winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Maurice R. Hilleman essay contest recently traveled to Philadelphia to accept their awards, learn about work at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and share their essays. Students who entered the contest answered the question, “How would the world be different if Dr. Hilleman did not live the life he did?” in honor of the 100th birthday of the most prolific vaccine inventor in history. Dr. Hilleman helped to create more than half of the routinely recommended childhood vaccines; his efforts are estimated to save about 8 million lives every year. 

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