He fights infections with vaccines

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The war against infectious diseases has intensified. We intend to be at the vanguard of designing and testing new vaccines to protect the lives and health of all.

Vaccination techniques have been used for hundreds of years. They have saved thousands upon thousands of lives, providing a defense from diseases against which we were otherwise helpless. Vaccines have come a long way since their invention, and the science around them can be complicated, but learning more about how vaccines are made and how they work can make the decision to use them a lot more straightforward.

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there about vaccination. Scientists like Dr. Greg Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group can help sort out the facts from the fiction.