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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The vaccine

The vaccine

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The vaccine

An injection syringe for vaccination. Photo: Danderyd hospital.

The Vaccine

A collection of vaccine samples. L4791. Photo: Peter Häll

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The vaccine

Our immune system protects us against disease and infection. To boost the immune system we can be vaccinated. Edward Jenner invented the first vaccine in 1796. He vaccinated people against smallpox, a disease that killed millions of people.

With the help of vaccines we have managed to eradicate or stop the spread of many diseases. Between 70 and 95 % of the population must be vaccinated against a particular disease so that it does not spread. Some children developed narcolepsy as a result of being vaccinated against swine flu in 2010.

A vaccine is a harmless variant of a dangerous disease. When it is injected into the blood the body detects the contaminating substance and the immune system starts to make antibodies to deactivate what makes us ill.

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