Polio Vaccine – Vaccines and Your Baby – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (11 of 14)

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Polio is a disease that paralyzed thousands of children and adults every year. No cases of natural polio have occurred in the United States since 1979 due to the polio vaccine.

Vaccines and Your Baby explains the basics of vaccines. You’ll learn about vaccines and how they work, the science behind vaccines, immunity, and the diseases that vaccines prevent. Parents of children who suffered vaccine-preventable diseases tell their stories.