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New data released on July 16 showed that 9 in 10 infants worldwide received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccines in 2017, illustrating the progress and challenges in achieving global immunization coverage. Dr. Orin Levine discusses his personal journey discovering the real value of vaccines and how the Gates Foundation is thinking about tricky issues such as equity and vaccine hesitancy.
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