Which vaccines do kids need and why are they necessary?
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The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase three clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to four years after vaccination, according to final trial data. The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission.
With the outbreak of diseases that many thought to have been previously eradicated, it’s easy to wonder whether or not vaccines are as effective as they’re said to be. Enclosed is the history of vaccines, the risk/benefit analysis, and how vaccines have been accepted into society.