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How do vaccines work? - Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut


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The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this seemingly counterintuitive process work? Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut details the science behind vaccines.

Edward Jenner succeeded in creating a vaccine against smallpox by injecting patients with material of which disease?

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  • Educator Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut
  • Director Veronica Wallenberg
  • Animator Johan Sonestedt, Joakim Jonsson
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  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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