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What do I need to know about Vaccines?
Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them
Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. They not only help keep your child healthy, they help all children by limiting the spread of disease and possibly eliminating serious childhood diseases.
Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age. Just because you’re grown doesn’t mean you’re immune from certain illnesses. Unfortunately, many adults don’t know they need vaccines.
The Importance of Vaccinations
Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save millions of lives. These include measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria, and HPV.
Make sure your loved ones know vaccinations aren’t just for kids! To keep our immune system strong (& protect those around us), some vaccines are needed on a regular basis. Spread the word to help others ensure they’re up to date on theirs.
Don’t let friends and family get discouraged if they’re not on track with their vaccination schedule! While certain vaccinations are recommended at different points in life, reassure them it’s never too late for them to catch up.
Send the message that staying on top of vaccinations helps our immune systems build the antibodies we need to fight off illness, protecting more than just ourselves.
Share this with others looking to do their part in building the immunity of their community.
Arm your loved ones with their best defense by encouraging them to stay up to date on their vaccinations.
How else can I help?
- Prevent the spread of contagious and potentially life-threatening diseases by staying up to date on your vaccinations.
- Share these images in your social channels using #vaxxtosave to spread the word about the importance of vaccinations and help us build a community of immunity.
- Contact your family physician, or get one if you don’t have one, to determine what vaccinations are right for you and to develop a schedule to get and stay up to date.