Vaccination coverage for adults showed little progress between 2011 and 2012, with the exception of modest improvements in Tdap, shingles and human papillomavirus vaccination rates in some age groups, CDC officials reported Thursday. In 2012, only 20% of high-risk 19- to 64-year-olds and 59.9% of adults ages 65 and older were vaccinated against pneumococcal disease, while nearly 65% of 19- to 49-year-olds received a tetanus shot over the previous decade. The findings appear in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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