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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The number of diseases that can be prevented by vaccines is growing. Advances in biomedical research, technology, and government support for more publicly-funded immunization programs is helping to make this possible. Vaccines still provide the most effective, longest-lasting method of preventing infectious diseases in all age groups.

The vaccine-preventable diseases listed below are presented with a definition and epidemiology of the disease, information about the vaccine, followed by a list of selected references.