Did You Know? The Relationship between Disease Spread and Vaccine Rates

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Relationship among disease spread vaccine ratesThe more contagious a disease is the greater the number of people that need to be vaccinated to prevent outbreaks. For example, measles is more contagious than mumps. Therefore, the vaccination rate against measles needs to be higher to protect the community from measles outbreaks. Open the graphic for a more detailed look at this concept and the differences between some vaccine-preventable diseases.

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