Monday Health Minute | Published August 13, 2012

Importance of immunization – National Immunization Awareness Month

For everyone from infants to senior citizens, immunization is one of the most important ways to protect yourself and others from infection and disease. August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month, so keep the importance of immunizations in mind with these facts:

  • According to research, vaccines are extremely safe and effective
  • Immunizations help protect against vaccine-preventable diseases like hepatitis B, rotavirus, influenza and measles
  • People who are not immunized are putting themselves at risk, as well as the entire community

Speak with your primary care physician to make sure you and your family are up to date with your vaccinations.

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