This month, the Tribune-Democrat’s Health Matters article focuses on vaccination coverage, school immunization rates, as well as the level of misconception that still exists among individuals, mostly parents, regarding the positive impact vaccines have on the prevention of diseases and epidemics. The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is working to spread the good word on vaccines that they do protect children and adults from serious illnesses, and they do save lives, protecting not only us but also others around us.