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Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.
"Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease," HHS Secretary Azar says.
Cases have now reached 626 and could soon top the ignomious post-elimination record of 667, reached in 2014.
The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.
Of kids 7 years and older with autism, 82% got recommended vaccines by age 4, compared with 94% in those without autism.
The extensive study adds to an already vast collection of data on vaccine safety.
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