August is National Immunization Awareness Month
This is a great time of year to get immunized whether you are a young child going back to school, a student going away to college, have a trip planned traveling abroad, or need to catch up on vaccines that have been missed over the years. Getting immunized is an easy thing you can do to protect your health and those around you. There are vaccines recommended for people of all ages, and your pharmacist can help you decide which ones would benefit you.
Why Get Vaccinated?
There are many diseases that can be prevented by getting vaccinated. Immunizations help prevent the spread of disease to vulnerable populations, like infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. The side effects of a vaccination are generally mild (pain and redness at injection site, headache) and far outweigh the consequences of not getting immunized and contracting the illness or disease itself.