Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others

August 28, 2014 11:50 PM

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Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others

The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday.

More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); polio; hepatitis B and chickenpox (varicella), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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