A Brief History of Vaccinations and Why Vaccinations are a Key Public Health Tool

By Karen Ekwueme, MD, ABFM, ABOIM

National Immunization Awareness Month & the History of Vaccinations

Oral history suggests that the origin of vaccination dates back to at least 1000 BCE. With all of the recent speculations, conjectures, and fears about the COVID-19 vaccination, the long history of vaccinations and their role as a key public health tool can often be forgotten. In this article, the history of vaccinations is put into perspective, so we can better appreciate their role in saving lives.

To read the complete article by Dr. Ekwueme, please go to the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety blog by clicking here.

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