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Vaccines

Vaccines can protect you from harmful infections. Some adults think only children need vaccines. But this is not true. For instance, a yearly flu vaccine is recommended for adults of all ages, including healthy adults. You may need certain vaccines because of:

  • Your age
  • Your health or health history
  • Where you live
  • Where your work and the kind of work you do
  • Your lifestyle

Find out what vaccines you may need:

Content last updated: July 08, 2011.

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