What diseases can vaccinations prevent?

POSTED: 10:26 AM Jul 11 2013   UPDATED: 8:42 AM Aug 01 2013
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Vaccinations can prevent many different diseases and illnesses. Here are some of the most common diseases Americans are vaccinated against:

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTap, TDap)

Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib)

Hepatitis A (HepA)

Hepatitis B (HepB)

Influenza (Flu/influenza)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

Polio (IPV)

Pneumococcus (PCV)

Rotavirus (RV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Meningococcal disease (MCV)

Chickenpox (varicella)

Shingles (zoster)