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Vaccine Safety

Vaccines are among the safest and most effective preventive medicines used today.  Vaccines save countless lives and spare infants, children and adults from the pain, suffering and disfigurement common to many-vaccine preventable diseases.  Follow the links below to learn how vaccines work, listen to what doctors, researchers and parents have to say about vaccine safety and hear from people who've been affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.