VACCINATIONS WORK; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(House of Representatives - April 29, 2019)

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                           VACCINATIONS WORK

  (Mr. COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, the CDC announced that there are now over 700 
cases of measles in our Nation. Measles was allegedly an old disease 
that wouldn't come back in 2000 because people got vaccinated. This is 
the largest outbreak in measles since, I think, the 1996 time.
  I, unfortunately, got polio in 1954. When the polio vaccine was being 
given to second grade children, I was not in the second grade; but my 
father was giving shots, as a pediatrician, to second graders, which 
included my brother. He brought the vaccine home and considered giving 
it to me but knew that it was outside of his charge, so he didn't do 
it.
  I came down with polio 3 or 4 months later. My father and I both 
wished I had the vaccine. It would have solved and cured a lot of the 
problems I have had since and have even today.
  I ask each parent out there to make sure your children get vaccinated 
so that they don't get measles and they don't spread measles to others 
so we don't have another terrible outbreak.
  Vaccinations work.

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