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Global Immunizations Much Lower This Year, WHO Reports

Wars, disease, even personal choice have left children around the world, in rich countries and in poor, underimmunized. The World Health Organization says progress toward global vaccination targets for this year are far off track. "One out of five children is missed out of routine immunization," said the WHO's Dr. Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, a public health expert. In practical terms, this means that 1.5 million children will most likely die from preventable diseases, such as...

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