#VaccinesWork Throwback Video: Smallpox EradicationSource: WHO Phillippines
This short video, shown as a #throwback social media content to drum up the World Immunization Week 2019 celebration, describes the success of vaccination in the global eradication of smallpox.
It features a piece of public health history in the Philippines, when the smallpox vaccines first arrived in the country during the Spanish colonial period.
Through a global vaccination programme, smallpox was officially declared as eradicated in 1979.
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