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Lead Moderator

Follow up on the thoughtful answers to the second question regarding determinants of vaccine refusal: Fortunately, we were exceptionally successful in reducing the incidence of poliomyelitis; paralytic poliomyelitis has been eradicated from most of the world. Many argue that polio is a disease of the ancient days, and vaccination against it is not necessary in the United States. How do you counsel parents who doubt the benefits of polio vaccination for disease prevention in our days?