vaccination, children'smedical dictionary

In the United States, it is recommended that all children receive vaccination against: - hepatitis b - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis - haemophilus influenzae type b (hib), poliovirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Every child in the u.s. Should have these vaccinations except when there are special circumstances and the child's doctor advises specifically against a vaccination.

(12 Dec 1998)