Vaccination - Basics, Effects, Risks

New book on vaccination by Stefan H.E. Kaufmann

April 30, 2021

In his new book "Vaccination - Basics, Effects, Risks", Stefan H.E. Kaufmann explains the history and current developments of one of the most effective weapons against pathogens. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann is an immunologist and founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. His book will be published on May 13 in the Wissen series of the C.H.Beck publishing group.

Pathogens are unpredictable. Our best hope for containing them rests with vaccines. It has taken barely a year from the publication of the genetic information of the new corona virus to the availability of ready-to-use vaccines - already one of the greatest success stories in medicine. Internationally renowned immunologist Stefan Kaufmann—developer of a vaccine against tuberculosis—traces the history of vaccination from its birth more than 200 years ago to the eradication of smallpox and the latest approaches to vaccines against cancer, and deals with vaccination risks and opponents.

Further information and a reading sample can be found on the publisher's website.

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