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Why are diseases that have vaccines still around in the world?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not enough vaccinate

Although we do a great job vaccinating here and in other industrialized countries, there are many parts of the world where vaccines are not administered at all.
In fact, i spent some time in hospitals in the dominican republic & st lucia & saw things there that i would never see here- measles, tetanus & more. Another problem is that sometimes the vaccine does not always imply immunity.

In brief: Not enough vaccinate

Although we do a great job vaccinating here and in other industrialized countries, there are many parts of the world where vaccines are not administered at all.
In fact, i spent some time in hospitals in the dominican republic & st lucia & saw things there that i would never see here- measles, tetanus & more. Another problem is that sometimes the vaccine does not always imply immunity.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not available

Access to vaccination requires that the vaccine be available, the population willing, & the resources be present for distribution.
In nations in turmoil, with distressed economies this is often never done. Until there is universal access, acceptance & use, we will have pockets of preventable disease. This underscores the need in the us. Air flights can bring any disease to the us overnight.

In brief: Not available

Access to vaccination requires that the vaccine be available, the population willing, & the resources be present for distribution.
In nations in turmoil, with distressed economies this is often never done. Until there is universal access, acceptance & use, we will have pockets of preventable disease. This underscores the need in the us. Air flights can bring any disease to the us overnight.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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