CDC event helps spread awareness

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Centers for Disease Control wants to help spread awareness of childhood immunizations.

The CDC held an event at Union Hospital in Terre Haute Wednesday.

Officials say there have been several outbreaks of diseases, such as the measles this year.

As of this month, diseases have more than doubled in comparison to the same time last year.

This is why officials say it’s important to have your children immunized.

“The last 20 years of immunization of children in the United States has prevented about 700-thousand children from dying of vaccine preventable diseases. It’s saved 1.4 trillion dollars. A huge success,” Ann Schuchat from the CDC told us.

This week marks 20 years for National Infant Immunization Week.

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