When it comes to protecting yourself and those you care about, getting vaccinated is one of the best decisions you can make. It not only helps the ones you love, but it also protects others in your community from harmful diseases.
Vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed children and adults. And proper vaccination throughout childhood is essential for kids. It helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. However, you won’t be protected from these diseases if you aren’t vaccinated.
For National Immunization Awareness Month, here are some important vaccines you and your family should ask about at your next doctor’s appointment:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
- Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
- Human Papillomaviruses (HPV)
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