By Ben Wolter
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that children be vaccinated for 14 diseases before age six on a schedule, which means about 29 shots.
Three Diseases that can be Prevented through Vaccines
- Measles were eliminated in 2000 in the United States, but many outbreaks occur because travelers have picked up the disease and brought it to the U.S.
- The WHO estimates that 15.6 million deaths were prevented between 2000 and 2013, because of increased access to measles vaccinations
- 93% of doctors say that in any given month they had been asked to delay vaccines, at least once
- Adults 20 years and older make up 59% of confirmed measles and most had no record of being vaccinated