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Adult Vaccine Rates

How many Americans are protected against 4 common illnesses?

Our downloadable infographic looks at vaccine rates of these 4 communicable diseases. It also examines who should be getting the vaccines and diagnoses of the diseases in the U.S. in recent years.

Influenza (aka The Flu)
Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness, typically with a sudden on-set. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headaches, body aches, and runny nose. Most patients will recover in less than 2 weeks, but some can develop severe respiratory complications.Vaccines for Adults

Pertussis (aka Whooping Cough)
Pertussis, better known as Whooping Cough, is not just for infants. Caused by a bacterial infection, it is highly contagious and airborne. People with pertussis suffer runny nose, mild fever, fatigue, and the tell-tale cough. Coughing may last for several weeks, but with some patients, it lasts 10 weeks or more.

SEE ALSO: A Shot in the Arm: Why Adults Need Vaccines

Herpes-Zoster (aka Shingles)
Shingles is a painful rash on one side of the face or body. The rash forms blisters that scab over in 7 to 10 days. Only people who had Chicken Pox-and therefore have the varicella-zoster virus in their blood-can get Shingles. It spreads through from contact with fresh Shingles blisters. Once blisters are scabbed over, the virus no longer spreads.

Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a severe lung infection that is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. It is spread through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include cough, fever, chills, shaking and shortness of breath. Most patients recover in 1 to 3 weeks, but for some, it can be life-threatening.




Sources:
Healthline.com
CDC.gov
Lung.org
NYTimes.com


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  Last Post: December 6, 2016 | View Comments(1)

Shingles shot cost too expensive, cost $240 even with Medicare part D. Most seniors won't pay.

Sharon DowDecember 06, 2016
Franklin, NC




     

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