Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Should you get Vaccinated?

Should you get vaccinated? Find out how vaccines work to protect the population and what can happen when celebrities get in the way of Science.

Written and Illustrated by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham
Animated by Jorge Cham and Meg Rosenburg
Narration by Meg Rosenburg
Comic originally published in Scientific American Mind


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