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Why should someone get immunized?

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It's much easier and more cost-effective to prevent a disease than to treat it. That's exactly what immunizations aim to do.

Immunizations protect us from serious diseases and also prevent the spread of those diseases to others. They have stopped epidemics of once common infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough. And they've lead to the near eradication of other diseases, such as polio and smallpox.

From: Immunizations and Vaccines WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  CDC. National Immunization Program, CDC.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:  CDC. National Immunization Program, CDC.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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