A member asked:
why does my child need to be vaccinated against disease no one gets anymore?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Pappas answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
Theyr'e not: I think you are referring to polio. While polio does not occur in the U.S. Anymore, it still infects other parts of the world. Infection can spread once again. Once a disease is totally eradicated from the world, vaccinations are not necessary, i.e. Smallpox. The present vaccination recommendations prevent still present diseases in this world.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012
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