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Success stories in driving up adult immunization rates

As we continue to lead longer and healthier lives, too many Americans aren’t taking advantage of an easily accessible set of tools that could protect their well-being into old age: adult vaccines. As a nation, we’ve embraced a regular schedule of vaccines for our children. But science shows that they are proven life-savers for us grown-ups, too.

The numbers are staggering: tens of thousands of Americans die each year from flu while another 200,000 people will be hospitalized with the disease.

Some 19,000 people over 65 will die from pneumococcal pneumonia, which also puts 200,000 people in the hospital each year and adds $5.5 billion in disease-related costs.

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