World Immunization Week: 22 million infants miss out on basic vaccines, says WHO

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Despite various health and awareness programmes, a staggering 22 million infants across the world miss out on the basic vaccines for diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and tetanus.

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