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Immunization Month: Disease protection is not just for kids

Posted: Thursday, Aug 22nd, 2013

VALLEY ó Many adults donít realize they still need protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. Alamosa Immunization Coalition reminds you that vaccines are not just for kids. Adults still need certain vaccines, both to protect themselves and others.

Vaccines for adults are recommended based on age, lifestyle, occupation, medical conditions, previous vaccination history and locations of travel. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates vaccine recommendations each year based on the latest information and research on vaccine safety, effectiveness and patterns of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Talk to medical providers about which of the following adult vaccines you need:

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For the complete article see the 08-22-2013 issue.

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