WASHINGTON – A new report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives, released today by the Trust for America’s Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that more than 30 percent of adults ages 65 and older had not been immunized against pneumonia in 36 states as of 2008.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other physicians recommend that seniors should be vaccinated against pneumonia, which is a one-time shot for most individuals, since seniors who get the seasonal flu are at risk for developing pneumonia as a complication. See the report at healthyamericans.org
Other health safety trends include:
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to prepare for and respond to man-made and naturally occurring calamities would receive $1.53 billion under the fiscal 2011 budget of its parent agency, the Health and Human Services Department. That report according to Nuclear Threat Initiative.
- Government Health IT reports that the Federal Communications Commission will promote mobile applications in its new broadband plan.