CDC data show few adults get needed vaccinations

07/23/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

CDC data found the best vaccination rates are for influenza and pneumococcal disease, with about 60% of U.S. adults over age 65 getting shots. Less than 7% of those over age 60 get a shingles vaccine and only 11% of women ages 19 to 26 get an HPV vaccine. "We know that we have a long way to go to really take advantage of the protection these vaccines can afford," one physician said.

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