The recent measles outbreak demonstrates how quickly a nearly-eliminated disease can spread. World Immunization Week serves as a great opportunity to learn more how vaccines save lives. Did you know that vaccines for children prevent 16 diseases that persist in other nations? Vaccines work best when most members of a community are vaccinated; protect your kids and others by following a vaccine schedule according to their age . If you’re worried about the safety of vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and get the facts.

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