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9 Things to Know About Childhood Immunizations

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2. There Are Vaccines for a Plethora of Problems

Here are some of the diseases that childhood vaccines protect against: diphtheria; Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib disease, a major cause of bacterial meningitis); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; human papillomavirus (HPV); measles; meningococcal; mumps; pertussis (whooping cough); pneumococcal (which causes bacterial meningitis and blood infections); polio; rotavirus; rubella (German measles); tetanus (lockjaw); and varicella (chickenpox).