We highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages each August during National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect reminder for you, your family, and friends to stay up to date on these life-saving shots. Vaccines aren’t only important for children but adults as well as they help to prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases from spreading rampantly. Vaccines offer the power of protection for yourself and your family against serious diseases, like the flu, measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, and many more.
Vaccines are among the most effective ways to protect against serious diseases. Many vaccine-preventable diseases are no longer common thanks to vaccines, which are tested to ensure they are safe and effective for children and adults to receive at the recommended times. As children head back to school this month, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist.
National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to talk to your doctor or other healthcare professionals to ensure you, your children, and your family are up to date on the recommended vaccines. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling encourages you to talk to your primary care physician about the vaccines you need to be protected against serious diseases.