Vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella continue to afflict children in the United States and abroad. The estimate of global vaccine coverage is approximately 84% for these 4 diseases. As of 2014, 29% of the World Health Organization (WHO) member states (57 countries) administer the measles vaccine. In 2013, approximately 21.5 million children did not receive the first dose of the measles vaccine, and 60% of these children were from 6 countries—India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.1
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