First US polio case in a decade — what are the vaccine facts?

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New York health officials have discovered a polio case in an adult — it is the first case in the country since 2013. The good news is if you’re vaccinated, you probably don’t have to worry about it. The bad news is if you’re not, you are at risk of the deadly disease, so get vaccinated.

Now, there is a lot of bad information about this first polio case. Some people are claiming that a vaccine might have caused it, which is technically correct, but I’ll get into that later in this article. Some people are saying the polio vaccine isn’t effective, which is absolutely incorrect.

Let’s take a look at polio and this case in New York. You know, the facts.

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