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Vaccines: Our best defense
Getting vaccinated is an easy way for you and your family to stay healthy all year round. It’s important to remember, that in order to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do.
The healthcare providers at Infirmary Health encourage you to take the time to ensure that you and your loved ones have received all of the necessary vaccinations. By making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, you can help prevent harmful diseases from affecting you and your family.
People of all ages need vaccines
Getting vaccinated is important for people of all ages. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do.
August: A great time to get vaccinated
Vaccines protect you all year round, but August is a great time to get vaccinated.
In August, as summer winds down, it’s a good time for you and your family to make plans to get the flu vaccine. The vaccine usually becomes available in mid- to late-August. Getting the vaccine early can help prevent you and your family members from getting the flu throughout all of flu season.
When taking yourself and your family for your flu shots, you can also ask your health care provider about other routinely recommended vaccines you might need. For example, you should make sure that the whole family is up-to-date on their DTap/Tdap and MMRV boosters, each of which protects against several serious diseases:
Finally, HPV vaccines help prevent girls and boys from getting cancers later in life that are caused by HPV. If you have questions about the HPV vaccine, read our FAQ, and ask your healthcare provider for more information.
There are many routinely recommended vaccines for people of all ages. These are some examples of vaccines you can discuss with your healthcare provider. Make sure that you and your family are up-to-date on all recommended vaccines.
Vaccines are the best defense we have against these and other serious diseases, and it’s important to make sure that you’re up to date on all recommended vaccines. Use National Immunization Awareness Month as your chance to make sure that all your vaccinations are current.
Talk with your healthcare provider about what vaccines you and your family need, and keep putting your healthiest foot forward. If you or a family member is in need of a physician, visit infirmaryhealth.org/doctors/search.