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Vaccines: a life-saving choice

A new expert statement from the RIA’s Life and Medical Sciences Committee written by Kingston Mills MRIA, Bert Rima MRIA and Dick Ahlstrom.

Vaccination provides long-term protection against infectious diseases. It has prevented hundreds of millions of deaths from infectious diseases around the world, protecting against smallpox, polio, diphtheria and a wide range of childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and whooping cough. Vaccination against SARS Coronavirus-2 is the means by which the COVID-19 pandemic will be brought under control.

Read Vaccines: a life-saving choice expert statement