Without vaccines, epidemics of preventable diseases can return and cause serious illness or even death. The following preventable diseases are now rare in most of the world because parents and caregivers have paid attention to the advice of pediatricians about vaccinating their children. The URLs below identify some of the diseases that can be eradicated through immunizations.
From the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
From the Prentice Women's Hospital, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Chicago.
From Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib):
From the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
From Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago.
From the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
From Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Calif.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
From Children's Hospital Boston.