Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 17th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "Vaccine-preventable diseases were a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States in the 20th century. With the advent of immunizations, there have been dramatic rates of decline in these diseases. Clinical studies have shown vaccines to be efficacious and cost effective."
"Despite the simplification of the immunization schedule, vaccination rates are still suboptimal because of missed opportunities," said Yemisi Adetunji and colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel...
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