VACCINATION is the introduction of an antigen (VACCINE) in order to produce immunity to a disease.

Since development of the first vaccine (cowpox, a precursor of smallpox, which was officially eradicated in 1977), the list of vaccine-preventable diseases has grown significantly.

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Today, such public health menaces as measles, mumps, hepatitis A/B, chickenpox, pneumonia, meningitis, polio and influenza are all controllable – some, e.g. polio and measles, actually within reach of eradication.

VACCINATION and increased VACCINE DEVELOPMENT are generally considered the most effective methods of preventing infectious disease worldwide.

Our design illustrates antigens triggering protective antibody production. A vaccination needle is discretely positioned at the lower border of the design.

For more about vaccination and its public health potential, visit:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)

For the "tie-in-the Petrie dish" set, this bowtie is part of our exclusive, ever-expanding BioBowª silk bow tie collection! With the help of our Bow-borne creative panel, we offer these awesomely adjustable, 100% silk, butterfly-winged, manual tying, coup de cravat! Thanks to Dr. Mark Dembert for afficianado specs and eagle eye, and to Dr. Timothy Overman for his continuing encouragment in the face of overwhelming obstacles ;)

100% silk 2.5" wings, 36" max length
Manual bow tie, no clip-on wimps!

Images are based on actual scientific images, and are made from highest quality, 100% silk. Designed to complement every wardrobe, from laboratory to boardroom, the patterns represent many of the most serious public health challenges facing our 21st century global community. And some are just for fun!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items is donated to research or education.

Need a unique gift? "Dear Dad, Couldn't resist this for your birthday. Not only is it appropriate to your line of work, it also goes with your infectious sense of humor. Hope your birthday is a wonderful one!! Wear it in good health. Love to the birthday boy, Jonna, Matt and all the little bacteria." (Thanks to the Cooper Family)

These silk bow ties make an excellent doctor gift idea, or medical school graduation gift, and are ideal for promoting health awareness.