Did your parents vaccinate and protect you against polio, measles, and whatever other diseases were vaccine preventable when you were a child?
Or did they skip and delay a few, hoping you wouldn’t get sick?
Wonder Why My Parents Didn’t Give Me Salk Shots?
Tom Little helped parents understand what that might feel like without actually having to regret making a poor decision.
In addition to receiving a number of prizes and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons, he helped convince a lot of parents to vaccinate and protect their kids against polio.
The cartoon, published 64 years ago, was so effective, it was distributed nationally by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Would it be effective today?
What do kids think when they get sick after being exposed to a life-threatening disease that has been vaccine-preventable for many years?
Hopefully we won’t have much opportunity to find out…
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