(Bloomberg) — Vaccination rates for diseases including pneumonia, shingles and human papillomavirus are “unacceptably low” among adults, U.S. health authorities say.
About 20% of U.S. adults younger than age 65 are vaccinated against pneumococcal diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a report. The illnesses killed about 50,000 people in 2010. About 16% of adults 60 and older are vaccinated against shingles.
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