Smallpox Vaccine Meme
Unvaccinated and vaccinated boys with smallpox Description: Boy on left was not vaccinated and has severe smallpox while boy on right was vaccinated and has mild smallpox. The vaccine is made from a virus called vaccinia, which is a poxvirus similar to smallpox, but less harmful. Jenny McCarthy famously detailed on The Oprah Show how "the light went out" of her son's eyes upon receiving his vaccination. THE CREATION OF THE SMALLPOX VACCINE. Parents are often most concerned about the first dose, when their child is very young and supposedly more at risk of complications from the vaccine. This photograph is from a collection of lantern slides used by Philadelphia physicians to illustrate the risks of not vaccinating. The good news prompted an avalanche of memes, celebrating the vaccine. Vaccinia is a double-stranded DNA virus with a wide host range. Other species of Orthopoxvirus include cowpox (the virus used by Jenner), monkeypox, and camelpox, among others. The story of how Dr Jenner created the vaccine is fascinating.