Heidi Gurov, RN BSN CMSRN ONC
Clinical Consultant and QI Specialist
Wyoming Department of Health Immunization Unit
This session will review basic immunology and how the human immune system protects the body from countless threats every day. We will discuss the key elements of the immune system, how the immune system responds to pathogens, different forms of immunity, and how vaccines trigger an immune response. The different types of vaccines will be discussed, along with why and how vaccine failures and breakthrough disease occur.
This session will be valuable for anyone who is interested in learning about the immune system and its various parts, how the immune system responds to a threat, and how vaccines prevent illness.