Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Decreasing morbitity due to vaccinations

The effect of mass vaccinations is astounding. Thanks to the CDC, and Leon Farrant, here is a wonderful infographic about the huge positive effect of vaccination on decreasing morbidity due to several infectious diseases:


As with any medical decision, it is best to discuss with your doctor and see if you are healthy enough, and not allergic to any of the components, before getting vaccinated.

Barring such conflicts, I will not risk my own health, or the health of those I care about, when the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks of not vaccinating.

2 comments:

SoundingTheSea said...

This is a great graphic. Thanks for sharing.

mathbionerd said...

Happy to share! Infographics are so very useful (as long as we can trust the source data).