While other diseases have been eliminated in certain areas, small pox is the first vaccine-preventable disease to be completely eradicated.

Although it hardly seems possible these days, we are still making progress towards a polio free world.

And vaccines continue to protect children from 16 vaccine-preventable diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, HPV, rotavirus, Hib, and flu.

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