Overall, far too many people 19 and older aren’t getting the vaccines they need and remain unprotected. This podcast discusses the importance of adults being fully vaccinated. Created: 2/21/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/21/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Noninfluenza Vaccination Coverage Among Adults – United States, 2011
Recorded: February 19, 2013; posted: February 22, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vaccines aren't just for kids; adults also need to get immunized. Overall, far too many people 19 and older aren't getting the vaccines they need and remain unprotected. Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every year. Vaccines for adults can also prevent tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, shingles, and HPV. Staying up-to-date on your vaccines prevents illness in yourself and can also prevent the spread of illness to others. Vaccines are available to protect adults from 14 diseases, so check with your health care provider to see if you're fully immunized.
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