Vaccination isn’t just for babies
Vaccines taken during childhood don't provide lifetime protection against diseases. That is why adult vaccination is important
NEW DELHI :
On 14 May 1796, English physician Edward Jenner did a ground-breaking experiment. He injected a child with a biological preparation from a cowpox lesion to see if it would confer immunity against small pox. The child did not get small pox on subsequent exposure to the disease. Jenner concluded, after more such similar experiments, that he had developed a new method to prevent small pox. He called this method of preventing disease “vaccination".