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CDC: Many adults skipping regular vaccines

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You may take your kids to get their vaccines regularly, but a new report from the CDC says many adults fail to do the same for themselves.

The report says that many adults are missing out on a number of important vaccines, like T-DAP, HPV, for women, or for some adults Pneumonia and Shingles.
 

Jan Hummel with the Adams County Health Department says that many adults forget abut vaccinations when they are no longer required by school. But, she added, adults need to keep up with their vaccinations, if not for themselves, for the more vulnerable children they may come in contact with.

"When we as adults might get Pertussis we don't necessarily get severely ill but if you have a newborn or a very young child they can develop pneumonia and it can cause very serious complications," said Hummel.

"The most important thing is the Tetanus with the Pertussis, the annual flu shot is of course important for everyone over the age of 6 months, and also as I mentioned the Hepatitis A," she added.

Hummel says you can get vaccines at the Adams County Health Department during clinic hours Mondays from 1-6 p.m. or Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. They vary in cost for adults.
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