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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Jun;52(3):669-93, v.

Immunizations in the United States: a rite of passage.

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National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

Abstract

Today, vaccination is a cornerstone of pediatric preventive health care and a rite of passage for nearly all of the approximately 11,000 infants born daily in the United States. This article reviews the US immunization program with an emphasis on its role in ensuring that vaccines are effective, safe, and available and highlights several new vaccines and recommendations that will affect the health of children and adolescents and the practice of pediatric medicine in future decades.

PMID:
15925657
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2005.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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