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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It was easily preventable: Luis Fermin Tenorio and H1N1

In 1991, a young boy in Peru became the last child in the entire Western Hemisphere to get polio. He hadn't been immunized, though the vaccine was available. Now about 21 years old, Luis Fermin Tenorio had been only a toddler at the time. That life-changing event was easily preventable.

Now we are in the midst of an epidemic that has killed 11,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control An inexpensive vaccine is available to everyone through doctors' offices, CVS, Walgreen's, and many other places.

Don't let someone in your family risk suffering or dying needlessly from the H1N1 virus!

Advice: Get vaccinated against the swine flu now.

Read another vaccination story.

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