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Word! Vaccine

Vaccine

(En español: Vacunas)

Say: vak-seen

A vaccine is another word for what most kids call a shot. Even though getting vaccines isn't fun, they are very important because they help protect you against diseases.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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