August is Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages.
Lunch & Learn - National Immunization & Eye Exam Month
Join us Thursday, August 24, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m. at Kinder Community Center for a complimentary lunch to learn more about national immunization and eye exam months.
5 Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated
1. Vaccines Have Saved Lives for Over 100 Years
Vaccines have greatly reduced diseases that once routinely harmed or killed people. Adults all over the world—including in the United States—still become seriously ill or even die from diseases that vaccines can help prevent.
2. Vaccines Are the Best Way to Protect Yourself from Preventable Disease
Vaccines help your body create protective antibodies—proteins that help it fight off infections. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and also avoid spreading preventable diseases to other people in your community.
3. Vaccines Can Prevent Serious Illness
Some vaccine-preventable diseases can have serious complications or even lead to later illnesses. For them, vaccination provides protection not only against the disease itself but also against the dangerous complications or consequences that it can bring.
4. The Vaccines You Receive Are Safe
Vaccines can have side effects, but most people experience only mild side effects—if any—after vaccination. The most common side effects are fever, tiredness, body aches, or redness, swelling, and tenderness where the shot was given.
5. Vaccines May Be Required
Certain vaccines are required for school, work, travel, and more. Students, military personnel, and residents of rehabilitation or care centers must be vaccinated against diseases that circulate in close quarters. Health care workers and others whose job puts them at risk of catching and spreading preventable diseases need to be vaccinated against them.
Here's some additional info from the CDC