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The critical role of nurses in promoting immunization for adults

Children aren’t the only ones who need vaccines. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are particularly at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet immunization coverage levels for U.S. adults are low, leaving many vulnerable to illness, hospitalization, and deaths that could have been prevented. Based on a 2014 survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only 43% of adults ages…

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