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Why Black & Hispanic Adults 65 & Older Should Get Vaccinated


by Charise Frazier

Discussions surrounding health disparities within minority communities continuously focus on two issues: high percentages of heart disease and diabetes rates.

The gaze is usually offset from a silent killer for Black and Hispanic adults over the ages of 65 and older – pneumococcal pneumonia. According to the CDC, pneumococcal disease kills about 18,000 adults 65 years or older.

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