Tech Doc: 'Herd immunity' critical in protecting communities - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Childhood vaccinations are the most cost-effective and successful public health interventions. Vaccines have minimized or eliminated some infectious diseases that once injured or killed large numbers of people, such as polio and smallpox.

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FATMA LEVENT, M.D., is an infectious disease pediatrician at Texas Tech Physicians — Pediatrics and an associate professor at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

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