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As students gear up to head back to classes, public health officials and school districts encourage parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their immunizations. A new trend called “vaccine hesitancy” has created unwarranted fear of these life-saving preventive measures. Texas Biomed scientists are working hard to create better and new vaccines….and to educate people about why following a vaccine schedule is so important to protect you, and everyone else around you, from infectious diseases.
Professor Joanne Turner, Ph.D., is Texas Biomed’s Vice President for Research. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio.
Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D., is a virologist.