These shots aren't just kid stuff

Adults may soon be rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated for shingles and whooping cough.

Chickenpox and whooping cough are just childhood diseases, aren't they? Would that it were so.

The varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox in children re-emerges in adulthood to cause the condition called herpes zoster — more commonly known as shingles. As for whooping cough, even some doctors view it as a kids-only affliction. But a growing proportion of cases occur in teenagers and adults.

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