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Even in the remote Faroe Islands, some children have high levels of perfluorinated compounds in their blood. The chemicals may interfere with the immune system. Stig Nygaard/Flickr hide caption

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Michele Pereira, who questions the schedule of mandatory vaccines, sat with her daughters, Evangeline, 6, right, and Genevieve, 2, at a park in Ashland, Ore., earlier this month. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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What's in this vial changes from year to year, but the process of creating the flu vaccine remains pretty constant.

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Key Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccination For Boys

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A Haitian protester in Port-au-Prince last month spray-paints a wall, equating the UN mission in Haiti (abbreviated here as MINISTA) with cholera.

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A mother held her baby as she received an experimental malaria vaccine at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya in Oct. 2009.

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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

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University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl last week in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse vaccinates a child against pneumonia at a healthcare center in Managua in January. Nicaragua received pneumococcal vaccines from the GAVI Alliance. ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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