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Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

August 29, 2014

Vaccination coverage for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines increased or remained stable in 2013, according to study findings in MMWR.

Laurie D. Elam-Evans, PhD, of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues used National Immunization Survey responses for 13,611 children, aged 19 to 35 months, to determine national estimates of vaccination coverage in 2013.

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