Nearly half of U.S. adults are not getting the proper vaccinations they need, according to nationwide data.  Are you one of them?

Government research shows a rise in whooping cough cases across the country due to fewer adults receiving their pertussis shots.  And nearly one million older adults a year get shingles, yet fewer than 10% actually get the recommended vaccine.

The low vaccination rate for grown-ups is a serious problem. Studies show more than 40,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable illnesses.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following immunizations for adults (over age 18):

Influenza -- all adults, every year
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TdTdap) -- booster vaccine every 10 years
Zoster (Shingles) -- age 60 and over, 1 dose
Pneumonia -- over 65, 1 dose