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Let’s Have A Conversation

by Dan Salmon, PhD, MPH

Having spent the last two decades working in vaccine safety, I am often contacted by parents with concerns about vaccines for their children. Typically, one of the parents has a lot of concerns about vaccines and the other parent is concerned about not vaccinating their child. So I guess they both have concerns, while very different.

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What Didn’t Happen

by Karen Ernst

I could be telling you another story—a story warning about the dangers of having a newborn exposed to a disease that was a rite of passage in my childhood. I could be telling my story as a grieving or wizened mother. Instead, my now six-year-old son is playing in the next room, and what happened is more about what didn’t happen.

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Polio – Beginning Of The End

by Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco

I was in 1st grade when the polio vaccine first became available. My mom, who was a polio survivor, was so scared that my sister and I would come down with polio. As soon as the vaccine became available, my mother allowed me to walk a mile and a half through our village from my parochial school to the public school where the polio shots were being given.

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