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Adults not keeping up with vaccinations
San Francisco Chronicle

Americans seem to be putting their children’s health ahead of their own – at least when it comes to keeping up with vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 90 percent of children under age 3 have received the recommended inoculations for diseases like polio, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis. But far fewer adults are up to date on vaccines, including tetanus shots, which are recommended for everyone, and vaccines against hepatitis A and B, pneumonia, HPV and shingles, which are recommended for people of certain ages or certain risk factors.