17 Jun '11, 12pm

The end of vaccine anxiety

The end of vaccine anxiety

At the time, the risk of her contracting one of the diseases I was vaccinating her against seemed near impossible. It was almost 15 years ago that top officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gathered to raise their glasses to what they assumed would be the complete eradication of measles over the next few years. In fact, CDC officials reported that their main obstacle to complete eradication was that the disease popped up so infrequently that nobody was really worried about it. The fear was that parents would opt out of getting the vaccine because they thought the disease was already eradicated, not because they were afraid of the vaccine itself.

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