August is National immunization Month

It’s time to check immunizations records for children as well as adults to make sure they are up to date.

August being the National Immunization Awareness month, the importance of vaccination is highlighted for people of all ages. Adults may be at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases due to age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions as protection from childhood vaccines wear off over time.

Vaccines train your immune system to create antibodies, just as it does when it’s exposed to a disease. Vaccines not only help protect us from getting these vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines also help prevent the spread to the unvaccinated.

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