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Impact of Hesitancy for Michigan

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While vaccine hesitancy is not new, it can leave families unprotected against preventable disease and threatens the health of our communities. Michigan has first-hand experience with measles outbreaks occurring in communities with low vaccination rates.29 Michigan has also witnessed families who have lost their children to vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis (whooping cough)30 and the flu.31 These experiences can be mitigated when families embrace vaccination.

For Michigan specific vaccine preventable outbreaks, please review the Summary of Vaccine Preventable Diseases Report.32

To research a Michigan family that has suffered the consequences of a vaccine preventable death, please read this impactful story.33