Most of us know that vaccines are good for us; they help our immune systems recognize the bad stuff (measles, mumps, polio, influenza, chicken pox, etc.) and if we are exposed in the future, then we have a defense mechanism in place. But, how many of us know how this process actually works? I didn't.
With the 'anti-vaccination' folks out there today, it might be a good idea to know a little more about this subject in order to fight back against this newest strain of ignorance.
During the recent Oklahoma Freethought Convention, Abbie Smith, a graduate student at Oklahoma University, talked about this topic. If you think it will be boring and isn't worth an hour of your time, think again. This gal is charming and entertaining. Abbie makes immunology fun!