Everything you need to know about vaccines

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CURATED BY German Lopez

2014-05-29 21:14:39 -0400

  1. What is a vaccine?
  2. How are vaccines made?
  3. What are vaccination rates in the United States?
  4. What happens when some people don’t get vaccinated?
  5. What diseases have vaccines eradicated?
  6. Are US children required to get vaccinated?
  7. What happens in areas where lots of people avoid vaccination requirements?
  8. Does the scientific community support vaccination?
  9. Do vaccines cause autism?
  10. Who opposes vaccination?
  11. What health risks are associated with vaccination?
  12. Are vaccines popular?
  13. Why do vaccine-treatable diseases still exist?
  14. Are there alternatives to vaccination?
  15. How do we get vaccines to poorer countries?
  16. You didn't answer my question!
  17. Where can I learn more about vaccines?
  18. How have these cards changed?
  1. Card 1 of 18

    What is a vaccine?

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    How are vaccines made?

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    What are vaccination rates in the United States?

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    What happens when some people don’t get vaccinated?

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    What diseases have vaccines eradicated?

    So far, we've used vaccines to entirely wipe out two diseases: smallpox and rinderpest, which infects cattle.

    We've also come extremely close to eradicating polio, with less than 500 new cases annually, all in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

    In the United States a long list of diseases have been nearly eradicated by vaccines: diphtheria, bacterial influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus, among others.

    Still, there are many developing countries that have limited vaccine supplies and scant funding for childhood vaccination services, which has allowed preventable diseases like whooping cough and rotavirus to continue spreading.

    On the whole, though, the world is making progress: overall vaccination rates have roughly quadrupled since 1980, reaching 83 percent. UNICEF and the World Health Organization plan to increase this number to 90 percent in every nation around the world, focusing heavily on Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Chad, the countries with the lowest vaccination rates currently.

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    This card was written by Joseph Stromberg.

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    Are US children required to get vaccinated?

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    What happens in areas where lots of people avoid vaccination requirements?

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    Does the scientific community support vaccination?

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    Do vaccines cause autism?

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    Who opposes vaccination?

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    What health risks are associated with vaccination?

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    Are vaccines popular?

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    Why do vaccine-treatable diseases still exist?

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    Are there alternatives to vaccination?

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    How do we get vaccines to poorer countries?

  16. Card 16 of 18

    You didn't answer my question!

  17. Card 17 of 18

    Where can I learn more about vaccines?

  18. Card 18 of 18

    How have these cards changed?

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