Child has a severely deformed leg because of polio
Courtesy of World Health Organization
Thank you to the Immunization Action Coalition
Someone wrote to me and said "Your picture of the girl with polio might be more convincing if she weren't from a third-world country". This attitude, that other people's children don't matter, is typical of the people opposed to vaccination. To the rest of us it is a tragedy and a scandal that any child, anywhere in the world, should suffer the effects of a crippling, deforming and life threatening disease when a safe, effective means of preventing the disease has been available for half a century.