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Immunizations - Not Just for Kids

November 9, 2007

Immunizations/vaccinations are beneficial for most people of all ages. Yet the mistaken belief persists that, with the exception of the flu vaccine, children should be the primary recipients of this important area of primary disease prevention. In fact, older persons require immunization as well. As people grow older they become increasingly vulnerable to a variety of illnesses, and, as informal caregivers of young children, grandparents need to be sensitive to their role in preventing the spread of contagious diseases to the young.