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Vaccines & Immunizations

For Specific Groups of People

Many vaccines are routinely recommended for most people; these include polio, mumps, measles, rubella, and tetanus vaccines. Other vaccines are recommended for people because of their age, health, or circumstances. For example, the elderly in nursing homes are frequently given influenza vaccine.

Each person has a unique medical profile (overall health, use of medication, family and personal disease history) that can affect decisions about vaccination. Work with your healthcare professional to choose the best health strategy for you, including choices about vaccination.



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This page last modified on October 6, 2008
Content last reviewed on August 6, 2007
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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