Adult Immunizations

Our winter weather is inconsistent at best this year. And with colds, the flu, and other illnesses about, you’d think that more people would be pro-active about their vaccinations. But, according to a report released by the Immunization Services Division for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, adults are not attentive toward getting their recommended vaccinations other than the annual flu shot. In the home-based survey, interviewees were asked about vaccines they had received and about risk factors for vaccine-preventable diseases. Results showed that there was little progress in improving vaccine coverage among adults in recent years except for modest increases in T-dap vaccination for adults aged nineteen to sixty-four years, the shingles vaccination among those aged sixty years and older, and vaccination against H-P-V among women in their late teens and twenties.

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