• SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Now is the Time to Get Vaccinated



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ANCHOR LEAD: While many parents have recently ensured their children’s vaccinations are up-to-date for back-to-school, they are often neglecting their own health. Brian Osuch has more. (:60). SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I’m Brian Osuch. Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the vaccines they need and are putting themselves and their loved ones at risk for diseases that could have been prevented. Dr. Carolyn Bridges with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… CUT: (Bridges) With flu season approaching, it’s a great time for adults to make sure they’re up-to-date on all the vaccines recommended for them – not just the flu vaccine. Adults should talk to their healthcare professionals to find out which vaccines are recommended for them. SCRIPT: Dr. Bridges says it’s also important to think about your own individual risk factors. CUT: (Bridges) All adults need vaccines to protect them from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. And adults may need other vaccines based on their age, health conditions, lifestyle, job, travel, or other factors. They can also take a short quiz at CDC.gov/Vaccines/AdultQuiz to find out which vaccines might be right for them. SCRIPT: For more information, got to CDC.gov/Vaccines/Adults. That’s Newsbreak from the CDC.
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