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What diseases do vaccines protect against?

Vaccines protect against infectious diseases that can cause serious illness and sometimes death.

Vaccines have successfully eliminated devastating diseases such as polio and smallpox. It is important as a community to maintain a high level of immunity to prevent the spread of diseases.

Diseases vaccines can protect against

Last reviewed: 02-02-2024

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