18 episodes

The Antigen podcast goes behind the science of vaccines. We examine basic science principles, review vaccine history, explore the many facets of their global impact (including COVID-19), and the public sentiment about vaccines around the world. In our latest season, we will dive into maternal immunization: the history, the challenges, the innovations, and the exciting developments to come.

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The Antigen podcast goes behind the science of vaccines. We examine basic science principles, review vaccine history, explore the many facets of their global impact (including COVID-19), and the public sentiment about vaccines around the world. In our latest season, we will dive into maternal immunization: the history, the challenges, the innovations, and the exciting developments to come.

This podcast is powered by Pfizer.

    The Road Ahead: From Maternal Vaccine Development to Administration

    The Road Ahead: From Maternal Vaccine Development to Administration

    Protection from serious infant illnesses isn’t enough. Helping prevent the disease from happening altogether is the goal of physician-scientists, like Dr. Bill Gruber. As the Senior Vice President of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, Bill explains how maternal vaccinations are developed, the inequities in this process, and the importance of clinical trial participants. This final episode concludes with the real life-changing impact of maternal immunization.

    • 22 min
    Maternal Vaccines: Breaking Barriers and Finding Solutions

    Maternal Vaccines: Breaking Barriers and Finding Solutions

    What stands in the way of pregnant people getting vaccination shots? Part two of our maternal immunization mini-series answers this question and more. Host Kari Yacisin talks with Dr. Fauzia Malik, an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Public Health, about the barriers to widespread maternal immunization and the solutions to those challenges. We’re covering everything from the truth about vaccine hesitancy, the role of healthcare providers, and who and where we can look to for guidance as we work to increase uptake.

    • 20 min
    Maternal Immunization 101

    Maternal Immunization 101

    In the first episode of this three-part series, host Kari Yacisin introduces us to the world of maternal immunization. Vaccinations for pregnant people are not new, but they have historically been left out of the vaccine narrative. With the help of expert Beate Kampmann, pediatric infectious disease specialist, Kari walks us through the importance of maternal immunization, its history, and what it really means to transfer protection from mother to child.

    • 19 min
    Introducing The Antigen Season 3: Maternal Immunization

    Introducing The Antigen Season 3: Maternal Immunization

    The Antigen returns with a three-part mini-series spotlighting maternal immunization. When it comes to vaccine development, there is a shifting paradigm – help protect pregnant women and their infants through research rather than from research. As maternal immunization is advancing vaccine science and innovation, this series delves into the history of maternal immunization, the potential benefits of boosting infant immunity, and the role of maternal antibodies in helping protect infants. We’ll also explore the challenges of maternal immunization and what the future holds. Listeners will hear from three experts who are making significant contributions to the field.

    This season of The Antigen is hosted by Kari Yacisin, MD. She is an infectious disease physician and the U.S. Medical Pipeline Vaccines Lead at Pfizer. Tune in on November 15th to listen to our first episode, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 2 min
    Science Will Win: a crash course in gene therapy

    Science Will Win: a crash course in gene therapy

    Introducing Science Will Win, a new podcast from Pfizer which takes listeners under the microscope of some the most promising medical innovations.

    Hosted by geneticist Dr. Adam Rutherford, the focus of this first miniseries is gene therapy; the next generation of medicines which could bring new possibilities for eligible patients living with rare genetic diseases.

    You can find the full series by searching for Science Will Win on your favorite podcast app.

    • 8 min
    #COVID19: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    #COVID19: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    In the last episode of The Antigen’s #COVID19 mini-series, we examine the teamwork & collaboration across communities in the fight against coronavirus. How are companies working together to develop potential vaccines for COVID-19? How has the global health community at large been helpful in responding to the pandemic?

    • 26 min

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