It’s been more than a year since OMSI first closed its doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we're grateful that science is leading the way as vaccines become available and we begin to resume in-person activities.
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Did you know vaccines have saved millions of lives?
Before vaccinations were widely available, people—and especially children—were vulnerable to prevalent diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, and mumps. These may sound like uncommon diseases now because, after widespread vaccination efforts, they are.
More than 2 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide, but authorized COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be nearly 100% effective at preventing death from the virus. These vaccines have the power to prevent millions of cases and deaths across the globe—and could help make COVID-19 an uncommon disease, too.