February 10, 2021 ALL

Alumni Continuing Education Series – The History of Vaccines featuring Dr. Erin Johnson

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7 p.m. (EST)
Hosted on the Zoom Platform.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to rapid scientific discovery around the world. The global impact of the virus has required many researchers and biopharmaceutical companies to work together to develop a vaccine to help reduce the devastating effects of the virus. This has made vaccines a popular point of recent discussions. But what exactly is a vaccine and how does it work? When were vaccines developed and how has their role in society and disease prevention changed over time? How were the discoveries made from combating other diseases used to help in the development of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine?

In this talk led by Dr. Erin Johnson, Ph.D., we will dive into vaccines from a historical perspective and cover some basics of virology and immunology along the way. Join us as we discuss times in history prior to the advent of vaccines and learn how some of the most devastating moments in public health history have led to discoveries that have eradicated smallpox and significantly reduced diseases such as polio and measles.

Hosted by the Columbus Alumni Chapter. Open to all members of the JCU Community. Registration required:


Questions, contact Eric Eickhoff at eeickhoff@jcu.edu