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Infant vaccination declines in Cape Town [SOUND]

# The City of Cape Town’s Department of Health recorded a 16-percent decline year-on-year in follow-up immunisations of children younger than 12 months in the metro. During the first year, children build up immunity against a number of infectious diseases through active vaccination against these. Mayoral committee member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross says when not fully vaccinated, children are at risk of severe complications should they become infected:

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