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Adults forgo routine immunization: report

February 4, 2010
by JoAnne Allen
Reuters

Tens of thousands of American adults die each year from pneumonia, influenza and other infectious diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccinations, according to a report released Thursday.

Only about a third of seniors were vaccinated in 2008 against pneumonia, a complication of seasonal flu, according to the report released by the Trust For America's Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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