Posts By: Tony Weaver, M.D.

Top 10.5 fun facts about vaccination

10. The process of vaccination is centuries old. Edward Jenner was the first to vaccinate in the West in 1796, 100 years before viruses were even discovered. Jenner used an inoculation derived from cowpox, a mild disease, to prepare the immune system for the much more deadly smallpox. Smallpox was eradicated by an improved vaccine…
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COVID-19 and fall travel: Five tips for a safe trip

For many families, fall offers a great time to travel with beautiful weather. The COVID-19 pandemic is now challenging people to consider their risk and how to travel safely before leaving home. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers travel information meant to keep you and the people around you safe. Regulations and state-to-state travel…
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