Update on vaccine-preventable diseases: are adults in your community adequately protected?

@article{Schaffner2008UpdateOV,
  title={Update on vaccine-preventable diseases: are adults in your community adequately protected?},
  author={William Schaffner},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 4 Suppl},
  pages={S1-11; quiz S12}
}
Vaccine-preventable diseases continue to be a significant cause of morbidity and premature death among adults. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides recommendations for 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. This supplement reviews the benefits of immunization against 6 vaccine-preventable diseases that physicians frequently encounter among adult patients: influenza, pneumococcal infections, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, and hepatitis… CONTINUE READING