Many people think that vaccines are just for kids.
Unfortunately, each year between 50,000 and 70,000 adults in the U.S.
die from vaccine-preventable diseases. These account for 99 percent of
all vaccine-preventable deaths in all age groups.
are a number of reasons adults don’t get the proper vaccinations. The
most common are that they are not aware they need them and their doctor
sometimes fails to ask if they are up to date. Access to healthcare is
also a barrier to vaccination.