ID#: 15765
This historic 1968 photograph depicted a celebration in Ghana, honoring a child from that region, Rebecca Ansah Asamoah, who was the world’s 25-millionth smallpox vaccinee. In 1977, the last case of naturally contracted smallpox was recorded in Somalia. We can see Ansah here, as she was in the process of being vaccinated by way of a Ped-O-Jet® pneumatic injector, while tribal and public health officials looked on. This particular version of the Ped-O-Jet® used clamps to hold the vial of vaccinial vaccination fluid to the pressurized air gun, while future versions of the device would employ a strap around the vial, thereby, better securing it to the gun.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Jim Lewis
Creation Date: 1968
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.