If you think vaccines are kids stuff, you're not alone.Â According to the Centers for Disease Control, most American adults are not getting the shots they need to stay healthy.Â Â
Although parents worry about getting children immunized, only a small numberÂ of adults get all recommended inoculations.Â The CDC says the average adult in the US should be protected from flu, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis a and b, whooping cough and tetanus.Â
Younger adults should be getting a meningitis shot and women ages 18-26, the hpv vaccines, that protects against cervical cancer.Â Older folks should also get flu and pneumonia shots and a vaccine for shingles.
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