PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – As a child, you’re stressed the importance of being given all the necessary vaccines. The CDC recommends 16 vaccines for children to prevent multiple viruses.
But the problem develops when we grow into adults and forget to continue those vaccines. The CDC believes that there are many viruses including pneumonia and pneumococcal that can be prevented by vaccines. Adults, however, are simply “unaware” of these vaccines.
The Associate Director of Adult Immunizations at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed why vaccines are so important.