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Older Adults Are Still Skipping Vaccinations

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Provider

In 2014, only 61 of older adults received one or both of the pneumococcal vaccines, leaving millions without protection. Similarly, the elderly have been slow to adopt the shingles vaccine, as only 31 percent of those over age 65 have taken the vaccine. Background on these trends and suggestions for improvement are chronicled in this article by the New York Times.