Combination Vaccines in Adolescents and Adults

  title={Combination Vaccines in Adolescents and Adults},
  author={Peter A. Gross},
Immunization of adults does not receive the same priority as immunization of children (1). The low priority shown toward adult immunizations is not consistent with the fact that yearly in the United States, 50,000–70,000 deaths are estimated to occur from vaccine-preventable diseases, namely, influenza, pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis B (HB). These numbers far exceed the annual deaths from automobile accidents or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Deaths in childhood from diseases… CONTINUE READING