Skip to content
Home » How Vaccines Train the Immune System in Ways No One Expected: Christine Stabell Benn (Transcript)

How Vaccines Train the Immune System in Ways No One Expected: Christine Stabell Benn (Transcript)

Christine Stabell Benn

Christine Stabell Benn – TRANSCRIPT:

What is one of the most important things you can give your baby? Something every child needs? Love? Food? My answer might be slightly different from yours.

In my opinion, one of the most important things you can give her is a live polio vaccine. Let me tell you why.

I am a medical doctor and a researcher, and for the past 25 years, I’ve been working in the small West African country Guinea-Bissau.

And here I am at the Maternity Ward together with the nurse Gina. In the crib in front of us lies a little baby girl. She was born the previous evening. I know for you to relate to her, it would be better if I could tell you her name, but she hasn’t got a name yet.

Mothers in Guinea-Bissau do not name their children until later. They know there is a high risk they will die. Currently, one out of fifteen newborns do not live to see their first birthday. Right here, in this video, the little girl gets a live polio vaccine, a few drops of weakened polio virus in the mouth.

Pages: First |1 | ... | Next → | Last | View Full Transcript