Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances of all time. I was honored to have the opportunity to be the spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ public service campaign Protect Tomorrow, which was aimed at making sure that no child dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. My own father had polio as a child, and he graciously joined me on the media tour to help this generation of parents learn from past generations how devastating many of these now-preventable diseases once were to their children. If my grandparents were alive today they would be first in line to vaccinate their children against diseases like polio which caused their child so much fear, pain and suffering.