What diseases can vaccinations prevent?

POSTED: 09:26 AM MDT Jul 11, 2013    UPDATED: 07:42 AM MDT 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)