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A Pakistani policeman guards a team of polio vaccinators during an immunization drive in Karachi on January 22. Officials have stepped up protection in the wake of the January 18 attack. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators in Rome protest June 11 against imposition of vaccine requirements. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

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Abraham Vidaurre, 12, checks his arm after receiving an HPV shot in Corpus Christi, Texas. The vaccine is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls. Matthew Busch/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian deputy minister of health Igor Pereginets holds a 2-year-old getting a polio vaccination in Kiev on October 21 — part of a campaign launched after two cases were reported in September. Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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These two Portuguese language posters are pro-inoculation. The one at left, produced in 1977, says, "Vaccinate and protect the children." The one at right, from '87, sends a similar message, noting that vaccination offers an opportunity for every youngster. National Library of Medicine hide caption

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Leukemia survivor Rhett Krawitt, 7, carries a box of petitions representing more than 30,000 people supporting a measure requiring nearly all California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. He took them to the governor's office at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday. The state Assembly voted Thursday to remove so-called "personal belief exemptions" for immunizations. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A photo from April shows protesters in Sacramento, Calif., rallying against a bill that would require all school-age children to be vaccinated. The state Senate just passed the measure. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A Vietnamese boy is treated for measles in a state-run hospital in April 2014. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Measles Is A Killer: It Took 145,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year

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