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October 3, 2011

Vaccination Monday

With another flu season approaching, it is important to remember that immunizations are NOT just for kids. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone needs immunizations to remain healthy. So what vaccines do adults need? The CDC says your need is determined by “factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.” Here is a list of vaccines recommended for all adults who do not have a specific contraindication:

Additional vaccines may be recommended for international travelers.

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