Going to the doctor for immunization shots may often appear last on our to-do lists, but it is time
to make them a priority. Measles, mumps, and polio are diseases many of us consider to be
ancient history, so what is the need for a vaccine? Vaccines help keep these illnesses away from
our communities. By not getting immunized, these dangerous diseases can appear again quickly
and spread fast.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200 cases of
whooping cough, a severe respiratory illness most dangerous to babies, have already been
reported this year in Michigan. 2013 has also seen the presence of measles in our state. These
diseases, and many others, can easily be prevented through immunizations.