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Should I vaccinate my child to protect other people?

Getting your child vaccinated helps protect others in your community—such as your neighbor who has cancer and cannot get certain vaccines, or your best friend's newborn baby who is too young to be fully vaccinated. When everyone in a community who can get vaccinated does so, it helps prevent the spread of disease and can slow or stop an outbreak. Choosing to protect your child with vaccines is also a choice to help protect your family, friends and neighbors, too.

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