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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Scientists have developed vaccines to protect us from 18 diseases.

It’s difficult for many of us to imagine the devastating diseases vaccines now protect us from contracting. Although we rarely see a disease like polio in the United States, recent outbreaks of pertussis, measles, and mumps remind us of the importance of immunizing children, teens, and adults. On the pages linked to the right, you’ll find information about each vaccine-preventable disease, as well as the vaccine that protects you.