Kansas Health Series Archive
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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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