Adult vaccinations: a short review
JENNIFER LONG, PharmD
Dr. Long is a pharmacy practice resident at Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
KAY KYLLONEN, PharmD
Dr. Kyllonen is a clinical pharmacist in pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.
Rates of vaccination in adults fall far short of recommendations. We review the epidemiology, efficacy, safety, and recommended use of vaccines against pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza, hepatitis A and B, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria.