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Top 10 Vaccines Adults Should Get

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Two doses should be taken by those who have risk factors.

9) Hepatitis B: This can affect the liver and cause other complications. Three doses should be taken by those who have risk factors.

10) Meningococcal: This can cause bacterial meningitis and blood infections. One or more doses should be taken by those who have risk factors.

The chart can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5753-Immunization.pdf

There is another chart you can view from the link above that shows other medical conditions that require certain vaccines.

Here is a link to vaccine-preventable diseases: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm

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The CDC recommends that asthmatics have an annual flu vaccination as they are at higher risk of complications. A recent study by the CDC showed that most adult asthmatics are not getting their recommended flu shots. I did a review on the research which is interesting reading for asthmatics.

August 16, 2009 - 1:41pm
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The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA), a national organization, would like the public and media to know that information is available regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of meningitis. MFA was founded by parents whose children were affected by meningitis. In addition to supporting vaccines and other means of preventing meningitis, the MFA provides information to educate the public and medical professionals so that the early diagnosis, treatment and, most important, prevention of meningitis, will save lives. Meningitis is a dangerous and sometimes fatal inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord that can leave survivors with serious life-long physical problems such as deafness, brain damage and other disabilities, meningitis can sometimes result in loss of limbs. MFA would like to be considered as a news resource for the disease. For further information, visit the MFA website at www.musa.org.

MFA is proud to announce the new C.I.S.S. Container Identification Scratch System
When we participate in sporting events or mingle at social gatherings it is possible to lose track of our water bottles and/or beverage cans, especially those served in containers that are very similar or identical to a container from which you are drinking. This carries the risk of transmitting an illness, such as meningitis or the common cold or flu. The Container Identification Scratch System, or C.I.S.S., is a fun way to make sure you always know your drink from others. Use it at sporting events or at family gatherings and reduce the waste from forgotten drinks. Simply scratch your number from the C.I.S.S. label and identify your drink. For more information please contact Bob Gold at Ciss.bob@gmail.com and www.musa.org

Thank you,

Meningitis Foundation of America
P O Box 1818
El Mirage AZ 85335
480 270 2652

August 15, 2009 - 7:24pm
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