Many adults don't know that they're at risk for many diseases, says Dr. Davis A. Cohen, clinical associate professor of medicine at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. "Many adults believe vaccines are just for children, but that's not true. As we get older, there are many diseases vaccines can help prevent."As a matter of fact," continues Cohen, "there's the pneumonia vaccine, which is very important for people over age 65, and those with any kind of heart or lung disease. If you get it over age 65, you only need it once, but if you're under 65, you will need it again.""There's a common misconception that once you're over age 18, you don't need to get vaccinated anymore because the only diseases that could hurt you are childhood diseases, like measles, mumps, chicken pox, and so on," he explains.
Stickin' It to the Adults Rita Charleston Jewish Exponent; Jul 9, 2009; 226, 16; Docstoc pg. 26 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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