People of all ages need vaccinations
Vaccines are the best defense we have against serious disease. It is very important to make sure that you’re up to date on all recommended vaccines
- TDap, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, MMR, HPV, FLU and Pneumonia are some of the types of vaccinations that you should get
- Parents can protect infants and children from 14 serious childhood diseases by age 2.
- Seniors may also need one or more vaccines, even if they have received vaccines as a child or younger adult.
- As the summer starts to wind down, it’s a good time for you and your family to get the FLU vaccine. Children 6 months and older can obtain the vaccine.
- All adults should get vaccinated to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and pass certain illnesses to others.
- Older adults and adults with certain chronic conditions are at increased risk for serious complications from vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Vaccines are thoroughly tested before licensing and carefully monitored even after they are licensed to ensure that they are very safe.
- Some people may have allergic reactions to certain vaccines, but serious and long-term effects are rare.