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HHS HealthBeat (April 4, 2013)

Protect yourself, protect others

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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

Be a friend and get vaccinated. How is that friendly? Well, when you get vaccinated, you’re protecting others from disease. Not just kids. Adults need vaccines too.

Dr. Bruce Gellin is the Director of the National Vaccine Program Office at HHS.

“The more people who are protected by a vaccination in a community, the less any disease can take off. By vaccinating yourself, not only are you protecting yourself, but you are protecting your family and your neighborhood.”

The HealthMap Vaccine Finder makes it easy for you to identify which vaccines you need and where you can find them. You can find the finder on, where you’ll also find trustworthy information on vaccines. is a good place to go to get started. It can refer you to sources that we rely on.”

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HHS HealthBeat is production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: April 3, 2013