Vaccination in Older Adults: Erasure, Barriers, and Hesitancy (Part Three)

By Patricia Harte-Maxwell The future may not be known, but current examples of vaccination securing life and opening doors exist. For example, vaccinations are recommended for travellers visiting countries where polio is endemic; some schools, like medical programs, and occupations require vaccinations to shadow or work in clinics and hospitals; and, related back to the…

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Rethinking Vaccination through Eula Biss’s On Immunity

Last week we explored the weird and wonderful world of eighteenth-century inoculation pamphlets and the stories they contain, trying to puzzle out how it was that this experimental technique in the 1720s galvanized thinking around the functioning of what we today refer to as the immune system. I’ve struggled somewhat with this week’s blog because…

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