‘Got polio?’ messaging is a successful campaign, but creates false sense of security

“Got Polio? Me neither. Thanks, Science.” Messages like this are used in memes, posters, T-shirts and even some billboards to promote routine vaccinations. As this catchy statement reminds people of once-feared diseases of the past, it—perhaps unintentionally—conveys the message that polio has been relegated to the history books.

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