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In the United States, far too many people – including many older adults – don’t get what they need to keep them from getting and spreading vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet the National Adult Vaccination Program says there are 50,000 vaccine-preventable deaths in the United States each year.
However, global travel and trade can spread diseases quickly, leaving seniors vulnerable to infection. Here, Bara Vaida and Eileen Beal discuss the risks of not being vaccinated, the reasons seniors aren't getting vaccinations, and also provides story ideas for reporters.
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