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Recently an unimmunized child was reported from Minnesota with poliovirus infection. So far, three other unimmunized children in the same community have also been identified as being infected. What is the origin of these infections?
Some vaccines contain chemicals called adjuvants to help stimulate the production of immunity against the vaccine ingredients, making the vaccine more effective. In the United States, aluminum salts have frequently been incorporated as adjuvants in vaccines.