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We completely support vaccinations to protect people, especially children, who are particularly vulnerable to contagious diseases.
Vaccines have changed the face of healthcare, particularly for children. Yet approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die each year from diseases that vaccines could have prevented.
Communities with pockets of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated people are at increased risk for outbreaks of otherwise preventable diseases.
The views of one of our physicians, who published a conflicting statement about vaccination without authorization, do not reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.