For National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), we have a few helpful tips to highlight the importance of vaccinations.

We all need vaccines throughout our lives to help protect against serious diseases.
Vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults based on different factors like age, health conditions, lifestyle, jobs, and travel.

• Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do still happen in communities across the U.S.
Vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases that once regularly harmed or killed many infants, children, and adults. However, the germs that cause vaccine-preventable disease still exist and can be spread to people who are not protected by vaccines.

• Vaccines give you the power to protect your children from getting sick.
Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases.

• Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They can help adults stay healthy too – especially if they have health conditions.
Even if you got all your vaccines as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for other diseases due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions.

At Rutherford’s Best Doctors, we will help find you the best healthcare professionals in Rutherford County.

Sources:

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/immunizations/Pages/National-Immunization-Awareness-Month.aspx#:~:text=National%20Immunization%20Awareness%20Month%20(NIAM,serious%2C%20sometimes%20deadly%2C%20diseases.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/news/newsltrs/imwrks/2020/2020-07.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/vaxwithme.html