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2022 NY Polio Case: Why and What Does It Mean?

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In the fall of 2022, an unvaccinated man in Rockland County, NY, was paralyzed by polio. The poliovirus type was from the oral polio vaccine – a version of polio vaccine still used in other countries. Find out why this case was concerning for scientists and clinicians.

Aluminum in Vaccines and Asthma?

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Aluminum is used in some vaccines as an adjuvant. Adjuvants enhance the immune response to vaccines, allowing for use of lower quantities of antigen in the vaccine and fewer doses.