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- Information on child, preteen, and adult vaccine-preventable diseases and their prevention
- Recommended immunization schedules
- For Healthcare Professionals
- For Everyone: Easy-to-read Schedules
- Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) describing each vaccine preventable disease, the risks and benefits of the vaccine, and possible side-effects
- Immunization-related News and Publications
- Education & Training for healthcare professionals
- Components, tools, and guidelines for Program Managers and Grantees
- Statistics and Surveillance including the National Immunization Survey (NIS) and immunization coverage data
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