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Doctors don't always suggest that pregnant women get flu shots, which may account for the relatively low vaccination rates. Jamie Grill/Tetra images RF/Getty Images hide caption

Some of the vaccines may be given as part of a combination vaccine so that a child gets fewer shots

Vaccines aren't just for kids. Some of your childhood vaccinations might have worn off. New vaccines may have been developed since you were a youngster. And if you travel, work in health care, or have certain illnesses, you'll need extra vaccines. To protect yourself and the people you love, make sure your shots are up to date.

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Adults need shots (vaccines) just like kids do. Make sure you are up to date on your shots. . Children are vaccinated against 12 diseases in the United States. If you aren't sure your children are up to date with their routine shots, check the for children or call their health care provider.

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Don't just get your international travel shots! It's a good idea for adults and children to be up to date with routine vaccines before they leave the country.

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Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. NOVA's "Vaccines—Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This module is the tenth in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on storage and handling requirements for vaccines. A registered nurse can visit your church, school, or place of business to provide your group with the necessary vaccinations to insure your continued good health while traveling. There is no additional fee for this mobile service; we only require a minimum of 10 shots for your on-site appointment. Vitamin B-12 shots can count toward that minimum.NARRATOR: At least 10 percent of parents delay or skip some shots; around one percent don't vaccinate at all. And in some places it's far higher. What's driving some people away from vaccines? And what are the consequences for those who vaccinate and those who don't.