Edward Jenner

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“As late as the 1930s, the fear of smallpox still haunted Ireland, and yet many people refused to vaccinate, by then a legal requirement.” Photograph: iStock

It seems that when writing about the poet Antoine Ó Raifteirí last week, I made the common mistake of assuming one of his most famous verses to have b(...)

The process of artificially and pre-emptively creating immunity to an infectious disease has existed for centuries. Yet we can still find the concept (...)

An MSD technician works at a microbiology lab in the Carlow facility

Vaccines have played a central role in human health advances since their discovery by Edward Jenner more than 200 years ago. In this country, most peo(...)

Nephrologist Dr Joel Topf speaking at the dotMed conference.  Photograph: Richard Walshe

What do a novelist and playwright, a comic artist and writer, a photographer, a medical ethicist and a social media expert have in common? They are al(...)