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10 facts on immunization

Mothers and their children at a health clinic.
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More children than ever are being reached with immunization

In 2010, an estimated 109 million children under the age of one were vaccinated with three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine. These children are protected against infectious diseases that can have serious consequences like illness, disability or death.

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