Immunization Facts: Adult Need Their Shots

Kumar, Dinesh; Langer, Bhavana; Singh, Zorawar
January 2009
JK Science;Jan-Mar2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of immunization in protecting large adult populations from diseases. It notes that the diseases which need adult vaccination include hepatitis B, influenza and chickenpox. It examines the need to introduce adult immunization practices and policies in undergraduate and post-graduate curricula around the world. It explains that the failure to respond infectious diseases due to inadequate immunization could lead to unnecessary costs in terms of hospitalization and treatment.


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