The role of herd immunity in parents' decision to vaccinate children : a systematic review

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
01 September 2012



Quadri-Sheriff M, Hendrix KS, et al. (2012) The role of herd immunity in parents' decision to vaccinate children: a systematic review. Pediatrics 130:522-30        


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