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Vaccines can help save lives, prevent disability

Vaccines guard you against serious diseases such as Hepatitis B, so do not overlook them

Thirty years ago, the 41st World Health Assembly committed the World Health Organisation to an audacious goal: eradicating polio by the year 2000.

The massive global polio eradication campaign worked to a great extent because there was a cheap, effective vaccine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2018, with the headline 'Vaccines can help save lives, prevent disability'. Print Edition | Subscribe