Investigating the innovations to living longer

Discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness.

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Vaccines on Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer Tuesday, May 11 at 8pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.

 

Join us for the four-part series Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.

On part one, we discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness. Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases like COVID-19 emerge.

Watch Extra Life: A Short History of Living LongerĀ May 11 at 8pm on WITF and on-demand via the PBS Video app.

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