August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunization is not just for children. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. Adults may also be at risk for different diseases.

Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated. National Immunization Awareness Month is a perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. Below are links to additional information.

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