Department of Health: ‘Star Wars’ and Vaccines

(U.S. National Library Of Medicine)
(U.S. National Library Of Medicine)

In the late-1970s, a couple decades before measles was declared officially eliminated in the United States—and before Rand Paul and the rest of the anti-science crowd got busy bringing it back—the government felt it needed some help convincing parents to give their children the measles vaccine that had been first introduced in 1968.

What better allies in the fight against easily-stoppable communicable diseases than a couple of droids from a galaxy far, far away?

At right you’ll see the poster that the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare used at the time to make their case. Perhaps it’s time to bring them back?

(H/T: Pixable)

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