Vaccines save lives.
There's no doubt that childhood vaccinations save lives. Many doctors have never seen a case of polio, whooping cough, measles, German measles and many other once-common childhood diseases.
Despite the concerns of a small group of parents, vaccines are very safe. Any risks posed by the vaccines are greatly outweighed by their benefits.
Disease # Cases Before # Cases Vaccine Since Vaccine Paralytic polio 13,000-20,000 0 in W. annually Hemisphere Hib meningitis 600 +++++10 deaths/year in deaths/year children Whooping cough 9,000 57 deaths deaths/year from 1990-1996 Rubella Epidemic of 6 in 2000 20,000 cases in (German measles) 1964-65 Diphtheria 206,000 2 in 2001 cases/year in 1921 Mumps 212,000 cases 266 in 2001 in 1964 http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/
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|Publication:||Pediatrics for Parents|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2011|
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