[Francisco Xavier Balmis and the vaccine network, a pioneering example of vaccination implementation].

Abstract

The first organised global immunization campaign was undertaken in America and the Philippines by the 'Royal Philanthropic Expedition of the Vaccine' (1803-1810). The work of Balmis as director of the Expedition and Salvany, his Assistant Director, not only included vaccinating children but also the development of an organised model for its application. The… (More)

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