Massive vaccine distribution efforts take a lot of coordination. The rollout of the Salk polio vaccine in the US in 1955 holds lessons for those delivering COVID-19 shots today.
Public trust is key to a successful immunisation programme.
Polio was nearly eradicated with the Salk vaccine in 1955. At the time, little was known about this mysterious disease that paralyzed and sometimes killed young children.
The president of one of the country's leading research university systems argues that the academic community has to make sure researchers and scientists engage with the general public.