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Should you get vaccinated against these germs?

Updated: September 01, 2019

Outbreaks of some viral infections, including measles and hepatitis A, are increasing across the country.


Infectious diseases continue to make headlines in the United States and threaten public health. This year we've seen outbreaks of measles and steadily increasing cases of hepatitis A. Now flu season is approaching, and it's difficult to predict the severity of this year's circulating viruses.

While a weakened immune system in our older years makes us more vulnerable to infection, there are certain instances where you may not need a vaccination, and others where you'll need a booster or a first-time shot. Here's what you need to know about some important vaccines.

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