Adult immunization recommendations are based less on the age of a person and more on their individual medical conditions, explains Dr. John Epling, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University. He recently was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential panel of national experts. He is also part of a group that makes recommendations about immunizations at the national level. He talks about the vaccinations all adults should receive, and when.
Also this week: Dr. Joan Pellegrino discusses the role of genetics in rare diseaes. And, registered dietitian and nutritionist Maria Erdman goes over the new food guidelines.