August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunizations (shots or vaccines) help protect children and adults to prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.
- Vaccines protect ourselves, but we also help stop the spread of disease to our children, families and communities.
- Most childhood vaccines produce immunity 90 to 100 percent of the time.
- Vaccines have eradicated smallpox and significantly reduced the number of cases of measles and other diseases.
- Many vaccine-preventable diseases remain common. For vaccines to be most effective, vaccination rates must remain high.
- CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. Each year, on average, more than 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications.
Visit https://bit.ly/2l8dn4t to download the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule from the CDC.
“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” Anne Wilson Schaef