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This year's National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW) will be October 13-19. NAIAW highlights the influenza vaccination season, which typically begins in early fall of each year. NAIAW emphasizes the need for health-care providers and public health officials to intensify their efforts to vaccinate adults and adolescents according to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In addition to specifying the appropriate use of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines for adults and adolescents, the recommendations cover vaccination of adults and adolescents against diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, meningococcal disease, and varicella. Remember that 'each year in the United States, up to 60,000 adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications.' { more }
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