JAMA. 1999;281(1):61-66. doi: 10.1001/jama.281.1.61 Original ContributionTrends in Infectious Disease Mortality in the United States During the 20th Century
Figure 1. Crude Infectious Disease Mortality Rate in the United States from 1900 Through 1996
Vaccination rates are extremely low in the communities served by SCHC. As a result, our communities are extremely vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases. Due to the low rates of vaccination there are community members who are at increased risk of complications from vaccine preventable diseases including long-term disability and death. Who is at highest risk? Our infants, elders and those with impaired immune systems due to conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and cancer to name a few.Continued attention to keeping vaccinations up to date is vital to ensuring a healthy community.Vaccination: an act of love and protection for our communities.
Link to Alaska’s website for recommended vaccine schedules: http://www.epi.alaska.gov/id/iz/schedules/schedule.pdfIf
You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities.
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