Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 24th, 1995
One of the advantages of combined vaccines is that children can be protected from disease with fewer visits to the doctor.
This is important in the United States, where many parents neglect periodic visits to the pediatrician. It is estimated that only 40 percent of 2-year-olds have all the recommended immunizations. It is not until school age, when vaccination is required, that coverage improves to 95 percent.
Combination vaccinations are not new. One of the most common, the measles-mumps-rubella combination, has been in use since...
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