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American adults are neglecting immunizations, CDC says

February 6, 2014
by Jennifer Brown
Denver Post

A national report blames misunderstanding and missinformation about vaccines, as well as irregular checkups. The report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also pointed to the lack of a nationwide system to make sure adults receive recommended vaccines.

“Some of the greatest public health successes of the past century – including the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the virtual elimination of polio, measles and rubella in the United States – are because of successful vaccination programs,” said Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the trust.

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