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Is there a vaccine for Zika?

No. Researchers are working to develop a Zika vaccine, but it may not be available for 1 to 2 years. If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, there are things you and your partner can do to help protect yourselves from Zika, like preventing mosquito bites and using barrier methods of birth control (like a condom) if you’re partner is or may be infected. Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/zika

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