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Vaccines are one of the most effective medical discoveries against childhood diseases. That’s why, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends routine vaccination for children by the age of 24 months for 14 serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Recent data from the CDC shows how the coverage of some vaccines remained stable and high during these years. Given all this, many children aren’t up to date with the recommended doses of the hepatitis A vaccine (59.7 percent coverage), rotavirus vaccine (73.2 percent), and the combined 7-vaccine series (70.4 percent).

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