Many Americans aged 65 and older are not receiving potentially lifesaving preventive health services, says a new report by several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies.

Too few seniors, especially minority seniors, are getting recommended vaccinations for influenza and pneumococcal disease, including bloodstream infections, meningitis and pneumonia; help with quitting smoking; or screenings for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol and osteoporosis.

The report suggested that many older adults may not be aware of the preventive services recommended for their age group or may not know that many of the services are covered by Medicare.

Read more here.