Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

"The majority of adults [87 percent] are very likely to get vaccinated if their doctor or other clinician advises that they get vaccinated," she said. "Our hope is that clinicians throughout the care continuum will become increasingly aware of adult vaccinations, and will spread the word to their patients."

More information

For more information on vaccines, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: July 22, 2009, teleconference with William Schaffner, M.D., president-elect, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and professor, preventive medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.; Anne Schuchat, M.D., director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; Susan J. Rehm, M.D., medical director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic

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