Many adults aren’t getting the recommended vaccines. This podcast discusses the importance of adult vaccines. Created: 2/2/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/2/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Get Your Big Boy Shots
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule — United States, 2012
Recorded: January 31, 2012; posted: February 2, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You may think vaccines are just for kids, but there are nearly a dozen vaccines recommended for people over the age of 18. Unfortunately, many adults aren't getting the recommended vaccines, putting them at risk for several preventable diseases, including shingles, flu, and certain types of pneumonia. Adult vaccines not only protect you, but can protect friends and family, including those who are too young to be vaccinated.
You can get more information about adult vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines. Check with your health care provider to see what vaccines you might need.
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