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Many Americans travel abroad without key vaccines

from CBS News

Ben Pratt is a frequent traveler and is planning a trip to India in January. He's getting his shots now to make sure he doesn't get sick while he's away. "I know friends that have been sick overseas, and I don't want that for me or my companions," he told CBS News. But new research shows many Americans are traveling abroad without taking this important precaution. According to a study presented recently at an infectious disease conference in San Diego, of the nearly 41,000 international U.S. fliers examined, 16 percent needed the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine — but only about half of them actually got it. more


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