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The profession's understanding of disease prevention needs to be multifaceted, touching on everything from social determinants of health to nutrition and the importance of physical activity. PTs and PTAs also should be aware of the role immunization plays in public health, and APTA supports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for age-appropriate vaccinations.

The following resources from the CDC can help you gain a better perspective on timelines for receiving vaccinations and the types of vaccines required and recommended:

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