These days, vaccines are on everyone’s mind. Vaccine misinformation and disinformation are on the rise and it’s more important than ever for every parent to have access to accurate information to make informed decisions about immunization.

Originally posted on Take on Typhoid, this blog post is written by Noah Duff, Senior Associate, Typhoid Programs at Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Immunization is among the most impactful and cost-effective health investments a nation can make. However, with the introduction of new vaccines, the cost to vaccinate a child continues to rise.

Every year, the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal is given to a distinguished member of the public health community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. This year's award will honor Dr. Carol Baker for her contributions to the health of pregnant women and babies through groundbreaking research on group B Streptococcus and dedicated advocacy for maternal immunization.

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