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

Abstract

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 B.

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@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} }