India Desperate for Vaccines Even as Many Americans Rebuff Them

India’s remarkable triumph over polio shows it can defeat massive public health challenges—but not when it lacks the vaccines that go unused in places like the U.S.

A local volunteer vaccinator administers two drops of the oral polio vaccine to children in a slum outside Delhi, India. (Photo by Tara Haelle)



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Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.