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National Adult Immunization Awareness Week -- October 12-18, 1997

National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is October 12-18, 1997. This week emphasizes the importance of appropriately vaccinating adults against diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease, rubella, tetanus, and varicella. National Adult Immunization Awareness Week coincides with the beginning of the influenza vaccination season and assists in increasing awareness of the need for intensified implementation of vaccination programs for adults.

Additional information about National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is available from the National Coalition for Adult Immunization, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 656-0003; fax (301) 907-0878; e-mail; and World-Wide Web site NCAI/.

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