(StatePoint) August, which is National Immunization Month, is a great reminder to keep your family up-to-date on important vaccines. With the kids headed back to school and the upcoming flu season ahead, everyone, young and old, should brush up on the facts about vaccines, say experts.
For example, did you know that most healthy adults are advised to get vaccines to protect their health? Anyone can become ill from infectious disease if he or she isn’t properly immunized. Most adults should get an annual influenza vaccine, as well as a Tdap booster shot every ten years, say doctors.
Children heading to crowded classrooms are especially at risk for spreading or acquiring illnesses. Parents should check with their pediatricians before the school year about what immunizations their children need to stay healthy for the year ahead. From measles, mumps and rubella to polio, booster shots are crucial life-saving medical care for children.
To learn more about immunization, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.
There’s no doubt about it, vaccines save lives. This August, get the facts you need to stay healthy.
Boca Regional Urgent Care can provide vaccines needed for foreign travel along with many other routine vaccines such are Influenza, Pneumonia, Shingles etc. Call or stop by for more information