Announcements

Becker-curated vaccine resources, Chief Data Scientist’s official regional vaccine waiting lists

As we progress through the national COVID-19 vaccination process, access to reliable and credible vaccine information is critical for ourselves, our patients, and our community. To this end, Becker Library’s Guide to COVID-19 Resources is now updated with library-curated resources on the COVID-19 vaccine and its development, including WashU Chief Data Scientist Philip Payne’s list  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

The Anti-vaccination Movement: History, satire, and body politics

Vaccination. The word, coined by Edward Jenner (1749 – 1823) as a combination of the Latin word for cow, “vacca,” and the Latin word for cowpox, “vaccinia,” has carried emotional weight from its inception as a scientific endeavor to control smallpox, an infectious disease. Today, the word “vaccine” likely provokes immediate, charged associations with other words  [Read more]

Mastering Information

National Immunization Awareness Month

The transition from summer to fall is a great time to take action and protect your health by getting vaccinated, the process that leads to immunization so that you are protected from diseases.