Expanded Programme on Immunization

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As practiced by WHO and UNICEF, usually in collaboration with national agencies, this is a systematic program of immunization against communicable diseases of infants and children that in the preimmunization period had high incidence and high morbidity and mortality rates. The diseases against which immunizations are given usually include diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, and hepatitis B; and sometimes rubella and mumps.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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