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ISRN Preventive Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 351540, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/351540
Research Article

Incomplete Early Childhood Immunization Series and Missing Fourth DTaP Immunizations; Missed Opportunities or Missed Visits?

Immunization Program, State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370, Portland, OR 97232, USA

Received 11 May 2012; Accepted 31 May 2012

Academic Editors: L. G. Milagres and M.-Y. Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Steve G. Robison. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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