National Immunization Awareness Month is recognized throughout the month of August to highlight the importance and safety of vaccinations for people of all ages. Vaccines have the power to protect children, adolescents and adults from illnesses and potentially harmful diseases. By getting vaccinated, you are also eliminating diseases before they have the chance to spread. Currently, COVID-19 cases are rising in states with low vaccination rates, proving that getting vaccinated will protect our communities from potential health risks.
Here are a few ways to make sure that you’re making the healthiest decisions for you and your family regarding vaccinations:
- Contact your doctor or your state’s immunization office: Your medical records will show all the vaccines you’ve received throughout your lifetime. Requesting immunization records will help determine if you are up to date with your vaccinations and if you’ll need additional ones based on your age, health conditions, your job, lifestyle, and travel choices.
- Get to know your family history: Knowing if there is a history of disease in your family will help your doctor determine which vaccines to recommend to you.
- Advocate for the younger generation: Vaccines protect children against serious diseases including measles, cancers caused by HPV, and whooping cough. Make educated decisions for your children and follow the advice of their pediatricians.
- Know the facts: Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop protection from diseases. Vaccines are tested before approval and carefully monitored afterwards.
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