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What Could Happen if we Stop Vaccinating?

HOW VACCINATION HELPS KEEP DISEASE UNDER CONTROL Disease rates shot up. This shows how vaccination controls infectious disease. What happened when Japan stopped vaccinating because of concerns about vaccine safety? 9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations. Accessed August 15, 2011. 17. Watanabe M, Nagai M. Acellular pertussis vaccine in Japan: past, present & future. Future Drugs. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2005;4(2):180-181. 18 Infectious Agents Surveillance Report: Pertussis, Japan, 1982-1996. Vol. 18, no. 5(207). Chart: Accessed August 15, 2011. 19. Sato H, Sato Y. Experience with diphtheria toxoid tetanus toxoid-acellular pertussis vaccine in Japan. 13,000 CASES OF PERTUSSIS The National Institute of Health, Tokyo, Japan. Clin Infect Dis. 1999;28(Suppl2): S124-S130. Accessed August 15, 2011. 41 PERTUSSIS CASES BEGIN Pertussis vaccination begins again TO RISE DEATHS 373 CASES of pertussis O DEATHS PERTUSSIS VACCINATION RATE IS ONLY The record low Pertussis 1000 130 CASES 10% cases start PERTUSSIS VACCINE SCARE STARTS AND VACCINATION to drop cases Less than Pertussis STOPS 500 vaccination rate cases 80% 1974 1975 1976 1979 1981 1985 1989 1993

What Could Happen if we Stop Vaccinating?

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In 1975, Japan stopped vaccinating against pertussis. Just 5 years later they went from having 373 cases of pertussis to 13,000 cases and 41 deaths. Take a look at how vaccination controls infectious diseases.



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