Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and REACH Health Care Foundation.
One of the greatest health achievements of the past century is the reduction and near elimination of numerous infectious diseases, often epidemic, through public immunization campaigns. Devastating diseases such as Polio, Measles, Chickenpox, and Tetanus that were feared by parents and children are now extremely rare. Scientists continue their research to seek and develop vaccines for modern public health threats such as HPV, HIV and the viruses that cause pneumonia. But routine vaccinations are still important for all children and adults in order to protect the public from the scourges of the past.