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What Happens If We Don't Immunize?


Question: What Happens If We Don't Immunize?
Answer: Basically, one of two things could happen.
  1. If your child goes through life without ever being exposed to any of these diseases, nothing would happen.
  2. If your child were exposed to any of these diseases, there is a good chance he would get the disease. What happens then depends on the child and the disease. The child could get mildly ill and have to stay inside for a few days. He could get very sick and have to go to the hospital. At the very worst, he could die. In addition, he could also spread the disease to other children and adults who are not immune. If there were enough unprotected people in your community, the result could be an epidemic, with many people getting sick and some dying.

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