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Immunizations don’t just protect your child’s health – they help protect the entire community. Thanks to vaccines, we have eliminated smallpox from the face of the earth and are well on our way to eradicating polio. According to the CDC, since the year 2000, the measles vaccine has prevented 20.4 million deaths globally.
So why is there still so much controversy and misinformation around these potentially life-saving immunizations?

Dr. Nelson Branco, a pediatrician at Tamalpais Pediatrics who is also on staff at MarinHealth Medical Center, is a strong proponent of vaccinating children. Here, he discusses the powerful benefits of vaccines and the many myths and misconceptions surrounding them. Know what you should – and shouldn’t – worry about when it comes to vaccinating your children against dangerous illnesses.

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