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Your Guide to Adult Vaccination

In 2012, 43% of blacks and 42.9% of Hispanic/ Latinos received the influenza vaccine, compared to 53.7% of whites. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention RECOMMENDED Vaccines & Vaccine-Preventable Diseases There are certain vaccines that every adult needs. Others are based on your age, occupation, and health. Still others depend on where in the world you may travel. Some may not be right for you because you may have allergies to vaccine ingredients. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are right for you. The CDC recommends that all adults receive the following vaccines: ■■ Seasonal flu (influenza): All adults need a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, and older adults. ■■ Td or Tdap: Every adult should get the Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years. In addition, women should get the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks. Percentage of women aged 19 to 26 who ever received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, 2010: ■■ 15.1% Hispanic ■■ 20.4% Black ■■ 22.4% White Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health


Your Guide to Adult Vaccination
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