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African-American Seniors and the Vaccine Gap

When we tend to think of vaccines, we think of children. But a new NPR article reminds us that adults, especially seniors, need to stay on top of their shots, too. Currently, Black seniors are 30 percent less likely than white seniors to be vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia. 

 

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