Vaccination: it’s not just for your kids

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The Suburban: No. 1: Vaccines are just for kids. Just not true. One of the commonest reasons for Canadians to visit their doctor or to see people like me in the Emergency room are upper respiratory tract infections. Some are caused by cold viruses for which there are no vaccines but influenza (the “flu”) and pneumococcal pneumonia both have effective vaccines that adults are supposed to get and often don’t. Read more.