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Gomez, MD PediatricsVaccine Benefits: Why get vaccinated?

Your children's first vaccines protect them from 8 serious diseases, caused by viruses and bacteria. These diseases have injured and killed many children (and adults) over the years. Polio paralyzed about 37,000 people and killed about 1,700 each year in the 1950s before there was a vaccine. In the 1980s, HIB disease was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children under 5 years of age. About 15,000 people a year died from diphtheria before there was a vaccine. Most children have had at least one rotavirus infection by their 5th birthday.

None of these diseases has completely disappeared. Without vaccination, they will come back. This has happened in other parts of the world.

8 Diseases Prevented by Childhood Vaccines

For more information on the childhood vaccines use the below links:

Vaccine information and checklist sheet.

Vaccine Policy