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Immunization Rates Rebound   Date: February 14, 2005
   Public health officials consider childhood immunizations one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century. Thanks to vaccinations, smallpox has been wiped out, and many other once-common illnesses are rarely seen anymore. Ironically, that success can undermine support for routine immunizations because people see the threat of these diseases as remote. But these diseases DO still exist, and authorities say they remain a serious public health threat. Bryan Thompson has more from the archives of our series, "Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change".

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Kansas Immunization Program
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Rules for Childhood Immunization
Kansas Infectious Disease Laws
Institute of Medicine - Immunization Safety Review
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FDA - Thimerosal In Vaccines FAQ
Immunization Action Coalition
March of Dimes - Vaccinations
March of Dimes Timeline
Detroit News - Conquering Polio
Polio History Timeline
Polio Eradication Initiative
1955 Polio Vaccine Trial Announcement
Polio/Post-Polio Fact Sheet
Palmer Chiropractic University
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
National Vaccine Information Center
Vaccination Risk Awareness Network
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