Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 10th, 2003
Currently a significant segment of the U.S. population cannot receive these vaccines because their immune systems are weakened. This condition, called immunosuppression, can be found in many groups, including 30-40 million elderly people in the United States, those battling anxiety or depression, AIDS and cancer patients, and stroke survivors. Such immunosuppressed individuals are often referred to as "vulnerable" populations because they are especially susceptible to...
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