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New health-care law expands insurance coverage for adult immunizations
Washington Post

It’s flu season: Time to get your flu shot.

For many adults and their doctors, if they discuss immunizations at all, the conversation ends there. It shouldn’t. There are several vaccines that adults need, depending on their age and risk factors, to protect against serious diseases, including shingles, pneumonia, hepatitis and cervical cancer.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that although rates of adult immunization have inched up in recent years, they are still far below what they should be.