Make Sure Your Kids Are Vaccinated Against Polio
Eradicated in the U.S. long ago, the virus that can cause paralysis and death has re-emerged — Parents of kids who haven’t had the poliovirus vaccine—a surprisingly large number, we just learned—might consider history. Before the highly effective vaccine was developed in the 1950s, polio caused 15,000 cases of paralysis in the United States every year. Since then, we’ve gotten it totally under control. Until now.