Vaccination recommendations for adults [Infographic]
Vaccination doesn't stop at childhood. It’s important for adults to be vaccinated too. Use this as a guide to find out which vaccines are recommended for adults by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and why. By vaccinating yourself against preventable diseases, you are less likely to contract serious illnesses and pass them on to your family. Visit Vaccines.com/WordofMom or speak with your health care professional to learn how you can help protect yourself and your family.
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