Medicine: WHO WILL GET THE VACCINE

THE heartening report from Ann Arbor last week raised an urgent question for every U.S. parent: "Can my children get shots this year to keep them safe from polio?" For about 30 million (more than half the U.S. population under 18), the answer will be yes. Among them, a vast majority of children up to ten years of age will get the shots in one way or another. Originally, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis had intended to offer the vaccine in a series of three closely spaced shots within five weeks of each other,...

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