Vaccination

Percentage of young U.S. children who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001

3 days ago   |   By Topix

A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who haven't received any vaccinations has quadrupled in the last 17 years, according to federal health data released Thursday.
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