Polio, the race for a vaccine and one personal story


Since the late 50s and 60s, many Americans have been able to grow up without ever developing measles, mumps or polio. Vaccines have made this possible and continue to be one of the best lines of defense for infectious disease.

Recently, our Smith/Patterson Fellow, Andria Caruthers, interviewed Carolyn Bening, a polio survivor and public health advocate, as part of our month-long look at vaccinations, how they work and why they still matter today. Against the backdrop of the race for an effective polio vaccine, hear Carolyn’s story and how polio affected her life, as well as her family’s. Watch now>>>

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