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AARP Reminds All People 50-Plus to Get a Flu Shot This Year
Date:10/1/2007

ARP's Public Policy Institute shows 67 percent of white adults 65-plus reported receiving a flu shot, while only 45 percent of older African Americans and 55 percent of older Hispanics reported being vaccinated.

Prevention is a top priority for AARP, and the organization is using all of its resources to urge its 39 million members to get flu shots this season. Walgreens stores across the country are distributing AARP literature about the flu and flu shots. AARP.org includes important information about the virus and links to help people find vaccination clinics. The upcoming edition of AARP's bilingual magazine, Segunda Juventud, will also feature a story on influenza.

To get a full copy of AARP's report on racial and ethnic immunization disparities, or to request an interview, please contact AARP Media Relations at the number above.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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