Vaccinations for the improvement of world health.

Vaccination is important to our society because through immunization we can help to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

The decision about whether to receive a vaccination for yourself or your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. It can affect not only your health or the health of your child, but the overall health and safety of the community.

While widespread vaccination programs have reduced most vaccine-preventable diseases to very low levels in the United States (US), some of these diseases are common in other parts of the world. Travelers or visitors from other countries can carry these diseases with them when they enter the U.S.

If people were not vaccinated, epidemics would likely occur and many people would become seriously ill or die.

Many world diseases are extremely uncommon in the US because children are still vaccinated; the relatively few cases of vaccine-preventable diseases that do occur in the US would quickly cause epidemics if people were not protected.

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