Grown-ups need their booster shots, too

Frank Rhame, MD

[Star Tribune, August 11, 2015] At back-to-school time, parents dutifully head to the doctor’s office to get their children immunized. But plenty of parents would be wise to roll up their own sleeves.

Too few adults are getting their recommended vaccines, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s because many adults don’t know their own immunization history, while others think they’re covered by shots they had in childhood.

Not necessarily, doctors say. Immunity for some diseases wears off over time. Read more at

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