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Vaccine Epidemiology, Part Two: Some Basic Concepts

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René F. Najera, DrPH

January 18, 2019

This is the second part of a series of explainers looking at what vaccines have done to and for human populations since their invention in the late 1700's. () In this second part, we talk about a few simple concepts that are necessary to understand how vaccines work. We review virology, bacteriology, immunology, chemistry, toxicology and the basic reproduction number. It's about 20 minutes.