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Health officials: Vaccines not just for kids

January 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Federal health officials are reminding people that vaccines aren't just for kids. They say far too few adults are rolling up their sleeves.The CDC says several new vaccines have become available for grownups in the past few years, and they're not just for fighting the flu. There are now vaccines to protect against shingles, whooping cough, and cervical cancer.

Adults who skip the vaccines are leaving themselves vulnerable to illness, suffering and sometimes even death.