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Samiya Guru

Windermere High SchoolClass of 2025Windermere, Florida


Hi! My name is Samiya and my Polygence project is on vaccinations and immunizations. I chose to work on this project because with the recent events with COVID-19, I want to learn more about how vaccines work. My project is now complete and it is a research paper on biological sex and age influencing vaccination.

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How do age and biological sex influence vaccine responses and public health guidelines?

Started Aug. 19, 2022

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Vaccines are a biological substance that are used to protect against many viruses. Vaccinations play an important role in public health and society because they prevent the spread of infectious and even deadly diseases. There are many factors that can influence vaccine responses. In this research review, I will be discussing two universal factors that play a role in vaccine efficacy—age and biological sex. Specifically, I will cover how these topics influence public health policies and side effects. By gaining a better understanding of how age and biological sex can affect vaccination, we can improve the effectiveness of vaccine development and reach herd immunity.