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    In 1796, Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine, which was against smallpox. The next vaccines to be invented were against cholera, rabies, and...
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    There is still some chance. Occasionally a person doesn’t develop enough of an immune response, or develop a response fast enough, to be protected...
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    Some vaccines don’t need to be injected. The rotavirus vaccine is given as drops in a baby’s mouth, and the influenza vaccine is available in a nasal...
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    Sorry to hear about your friends’ children. Serious side effects from vaccines are extremely rare. These side effects and the rate at which they...
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    In the United States, influenza is the most common childhood disease that is preventable by vaccines.
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