Childhood vaccines: Separating myth from fact

Childhood vaccines: Separating myth from fact

Standing among the greatest achievements in public health, vaccines have had a greater impact on reducing death and disability from infectious diseases than almost any other public health intervention. And yet, lingering fear [thanks to the fraudulent work of former doctor Andrew Wakefield and others] keeps some parents from vaccinating their children, putting them and others in danger.

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