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Up to 12 Percent of Children Unimmunized

Five to ten percent of children in Iceland are not immunized, as revealed by Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson in response to a question by MP for the Progressive Party Jóhanna María Sigmundsdóttir.

Since 2005, 95 percent of three-month-old babies have been immunization for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, meningitis and polio. At the same time, 93 percent of five-month-old babies and 88 percent of 12-month-old babies have been immunized for the same diseases, ruv.is reports.

When it comes to measles, mumps and rubella, 90 percent of 18-month-old babies have been immunized.

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