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Vaccines: Unprotected Stories

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Parents tell true story of how a vaccine-preventable disease sickened their child and impacted their family.

Parents want to do everything possible to keep their children from getting sick.

Here are 8 true stories:

These true stories are recounted in the fact sheets series, Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them. Each fact sheet tells of one infant and childhood disease, lists the disease symptoms, and briefly describes the benefits and risks of vaccination.

Stopping vaccine-preventable diseases – and saving lives in the process – must be a community-wide effort to vaccinate infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Also see

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