Vaccination Proclamation: The Importance of Keeping Current on Immunizations

You may be diligent about your children’s vaccinations, but do you know if yours are up to date? Indeed, vaccines are not just for kids! Whether you’re young or older, we all need immunizations to help keep us healthy. Immunizations are a proven and highly effective method to help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.  To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need vaccinations too.

Immunizations can become critical, as protection from vaccines received as a child can wear off over time, and adults may also be at risk for new and different diseases based on age, health condition, lifestyle, job and/or travel.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization prevents deaths every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. The WHO estimates that immunizations prevent between 2-3 million deaths every year.

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