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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.

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

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