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Coronavirus: COVID-19 pandemic disrupting vaccination for at least 80 million babies, warns WHO

At least 80 million babies are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio due to disrupted vaccinations, three international organisations have warned.

Routine vaccination efforts have been "substantially disrupted" in 68 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, said officials from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on Friday. “Immunisation is one of the most powerful and fundamental disease prevention tools in the history of public health,”

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