Preventable Diseases

Many diseases are preventable using vaccinations. Immunization can spare children and adults from suffering and death. The success of immunizations leads many parents to think that it is no longer necessary to get inoculations. Measles is now regarded as a mild childhood illness lasting a few days. Before the vaccine was discovered measles killed 3,000 children per year in the United States. When immunization rates drop, outbreaks occur.

Click on each of the pictures below to learn more about the diseases depicted in the pictures.

More information on vaccine-preventable diseases is available on the Immunization Action Coalition site. You can also read stories of unprotected people who have suffered from vaccine-preventable diseases.