MINNEAPOLIS -- Why are childhood vaccines so important?
If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease germ, the child's body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often.
Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who are not immunized.
On Wednesday, Dr. Doris Tran-Stoebe from North Memorial Clinic dropped by KARE 11 Today to provide some timely advice for parents.
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