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Relevance of Vaccine Cold Chains Around the World for the Effective Storage and Transport of Vaccines

Case Study by B Medical Systems

Ever since Dr Edward Jenner pioneered the concept of vaccines in the West by inoculating a 13-year-old boy with the cowpox virus and subsequently demonstrating the child’s immunity to smallpox because of that treatment, vaccines for many different infectious diseases were created over the centuries, saving millions of people. Some diseases such as smallpox, have been globally eradicated and others, such as measles, whooping cough and polio are among the many diseases that are now considered rare in many parts of the world. Luc Provost at B Medical Systems explains how this achievement has been possible by the large-scale vaccination programs which ensured the establishment of the herd immunity needed to stop the spread of the pathogens causing these diseases.