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Teton County Public Health
460 East Pearl Avenue
Walk in Clinic Hours are M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Office Hrs Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
Cases of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the U.S. Reduced Dramatically in the Twentieth Century!
|Disease||Max. cases reported||Year max. reported||Reported cases|
|Smallpox||48,164*||1900-1904||0||100 % |
|Pertussis||147,271||1934|| 7,867||94.7% |
|Polio (wild virus)||16,316||1952||0||100%|
type b and unknown(<5yrs)
|Hepatitis B||26,654||1985||8,036||69.9% |
*Average annual number of cases during 1900-1904.
**Estimated number of cases from population-based surveillance studies before vaccine licensure in 1985.
1. MMWR, January 5, 2001; 49 (51 & 52).
2. "Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children-United States, 1900-1998." MMWR, April 2, 1999; vol. 48, no.12.
The article that follows is available on the website of the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The article is updated periodically with new information and is available at: