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Other Diseases and Vaccines

TB skin testing in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), 1950sThis timeline presents the diseases and vaccines not featured in one of the disease-specific timelines. The diseases included here are tuberculosis, rabies, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pneumococcal disease, chickenpox, meningococcal disease, and rotavirus illness. All of these vaccines, except rabies and tuberculosis, are on the U.S. recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents.

BCG, the tuberculosis vaccine, is used globally to reduce complications associated with tuberculosis in children. It is rarely used in the United States. Rabies vaccines are used in the event of contact with animals suspected of being rabid or for some workers whose duties require interacting with certain animals susceptible to rabies.