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Flu’s not the only ill that might merit a preventive shot

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All the vaccine buzz is about the H1N1 virus right now, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding Americans to make sure ALL of their vaccinations are up-to-date. The CDC encourages adults to guard against vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles, human papillomavirus (HPV), tetanus, meningitis, whooping cough and pneumococcal disease.

If getting those shots hadn’t occurred to you, you’re not alone. A survey released last month by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that about three-quarters of American adults were extremely or very familiar with only two vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza and chickenpox. (See accompanying box for the recommended vaccination schedule.)

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