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Immunization significantly lowers rates of leading infectious diseases

Impact of Immunization on the Number of Annual Cases of Disease in the USA

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Vaccine Fact Book 2013. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2013. http://www.phrma.org/sites/default/files/pdf/PhRMA_Vaccine_FactBook_2013.pdf

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Title
Vaccine Fact Book 2013
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
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