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Children today are immunized against 15 diseases, including hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, pneumonia, polio, chicken pox, flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, rotavirus, and the human papillomavirus (HPV). It can be overwhelming and scary for new parents to try to sort through all of the information – and misinformation – out there on the topic of vaccines. Bottom line: Immunizations keep our children safe from deadly diseases, and any risk they may pose is far less than the risk of getting the disease itself.