Originally Posted by muscogee
The title is misleading. I was in the second grade when the U.S. started vaccinating for Polio. A lot of people my age grew up with braces on their legs so they could walk and had corrective to make both of their legs the same length. The afflicted limb was always smaller and weaker than the other one. There were people who spent most of their childhood and all their adult lives in iron lungs. Due to the vaccinations, you don't see that any more. We may have overdone it, but in general, vaccinations are a good thing.
There are risks in every medical procedure, but I agree that vaccinations are a pretty good bet overall.
I remember polio kids, and getting my sugar cube when I was young, and I am glad I did.