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What diseases can immunization protect babies against?

Immunizations protect babies from a variety of serious but preventable diseases. These immunizations are available to the public, and there are rather specific recommendations of when they should be given. From birth until one year of age the specific disease vaccinations are given include the following: hepatitis (A & B), rotavirus (intestinal infections), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae infection, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza (the flu) and varicella (chicken pox). This is why it is important to pay attention to your baby's vaccination schedule and discuss any questions or concerns with his or her doctor.

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