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Adults need vaccines, too

They're not just for kids.

We're good about keeping our children's shots up to date, but we're not so good at protecting ourselves: Government reports show fewer than 6 percent of adults received the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine in 2009. Even if you got your shots as a child, immunity can fade over time. So roll up your sleeve for these four shots:

Flu: It's recommended for all adults, particularly those age 50 or older, anyone with chronic medical conditions (like asthma or diabetes) and pregnant women-new research suggests babies whose moms received the vaccine were nearly 50 percent less …

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