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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by InHealth

InHealth wants you to join us as we recognize the importance of vaccines to prevent communicable diseases, and share strategies to increase immunization rates within our community.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, mumps, chicken pox, meningitis, whooping cough and others recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Here are important tips to know about immunizations.

  • Encourage parents of young children to get recommended immunizations by age two. 
  • Remind college students to catch up on immunizations before they move into dormitories. 
  • Educate adults, including healthcare workers, about vaccines and boosters they may need. 
  • Educate pregnant women about getting vaccinated to protect newborns from diseases like measles and whooping cough (pertussis). 
  • If you are age 60 or older, get a shot to prevent shingles. Shingles causes a rash and can lead to pain that lasts for weeks or months. 
  • If you have chronic diseases such as asthma, emphysema or COPD, and diabetes, vaccines (especially flu shots each year) are critical to prevent complications of your disease.
 

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases and to keep our community safe. Ask your doctor or nurse if there are any other shots you need to stay healthy. For a complete list of vaccines, visit the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/

Source:1. Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov.


 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by InHealth

InHealth wants you to join us as we recognize the importance of vaccines to prevent communicable diseases, and share strategies to increase immunization rates within our community.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, mumps, chicken pox, meningitis, whooping cough and others recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Here are important tips to know about immunizations.

  • Encourage parents of young children to get recommended immunizations by age two. 
  • Remind college students to catch up on immunizations before they move into dormitories. 
  • Educate adults, including healthcare workers, about vaccines and boosters they may need. 
  • Educate pregnant women about getting vaccinated to protect newborns from diseases like measles and whooping cough (pertussis). 
  • If you are age 60 or older, get a shot to prevent shingles. Shingles causes a rash and can lead to pain that lasts for weeks or months. 
  • If you have chronic diseases such as asthma, emphysema or COPD, and diabetes, vaccines (especially flu shots each year) are critical to prevent complications of your disease.
 

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases and to keep our community safe. Ask your doctor or nurse if there are any other shots you need to stay healthy. For a complete list of vaccines, visit the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/

Source:1. Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov.