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22 April 2015

The imperative of closing the immunization gap

Source: The Hill

Both of us have seen firsthand just how essential vaccines are to saving children’s lives. One, as a physician and former chief medical officer of Sacramento County, Calif., has implemented domestic immunization programs to protect California children. The other, while overseeing India’s public health program and the recent eradication of polio there, has seen how vaccines protect against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. That’s why we recognize World Immunization Week as an important reminder of the enormous positive impact of vaccines on global health and development.


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