The 411 on Vaccines

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  • Vaccines Are Safe and Effective
  • Who Should Be Vaccinated?
  • African-Americans and Vaccines
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • 011013 health flu what should know vaccine shot sign
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • TDAP Vaccine
  • Diseases With No Available Vaccines
  • Affordable Vaccines
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • What Are Vaccines and Immunizations?

African-Americans and Vaccines

The good news: Black babies and toddlers had similar vaccination rates as their white counterparts for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella. The bad news: Black adults over 20 are less likely to get a flu shot; young Black women are less likely to receive the HPV vaccination; and Black seniors are 30 percent less likely to receive flu and pneumonia shots, says the Office on Minority Health.

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