• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Which Vaccines Do Adults Need?

January 11, 2016

older woman receiving a vaccination
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Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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