Over a Third of Young Children in Michigan are Susceptible to Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Cristi Bramer, MPH, MCIR Epidemiologist, MDHHS Division of Immunization
The following discusses vaccinations in children under two years of age, the importance of vaccines, and how vaccine coverage has changed over the last 20+ years ago.
Via The Guardian of Public Health
Before children are two years of age, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination to prevent 14 infectious diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), polio, influenza, rotavirus, and invasive pneumococcal disease. Vaccines are our best defense against these infections, which may cause serious complications, even death. Read More>>
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