It’s National Immunization Month!
August is here and it’s National Immunization Month! At Freedom Home Care, we want to discuss the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. However, it is also important to stay up to date on all vaccines to promote better health and wellness.
What is National Immunization Awareness Month?
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August. It highlights the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccines are the best defense against serious diseases and outbreaks. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great opportunity to ensure all your vaccinations are current.
Immunization for Children
Everyone should receive the vaccinations recommend should they choose, but among the most important recipients of vaccines are children. Schools are beginning to allow in-person learning for the 2021 school year. Making it a great idea to ensure your child is up to date on all vaccinations. It may seem overwhelming, but there are clear recommendations backed by extensive research that can be helpful. According to the CDC:
- Vaccines are a highly effective and easy way to keep your family healthy.
- On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential. Children may be exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases if unprotected.
- Experts test vaccines to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Immunization for Adults & Seniors
Experts recommend vaccines for adults based on age, health conditions, occupation, and many other factors. Vaccines are ultimately an individual’s choice. However, professionals recommend to stay on top of vaccines to prevent potential illness. Even the healthiest of adults can become seriously ill and can pass certain illnesses on to others.
Seniors may need one or more vaccines even if they have received them before in prior years. It is also important to consider getting up-to-date immunizations if you are planning on traveling. Not to mention, August is the perfect time to get the flu shot. Before the cold weather strikes and flu season sets in. The CDC provides informative resources regarding vaccines and can help you to determine which you may need.
Vaccines are the best defense we have against serious diseases. It’s important to make sure that you’re up to date on all recommended immunizations. If you are looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit a local drugstore, grocery store, or visit vaccines.gov to find a free vaccine near you. Use National Immunization Awareness Month as your chance to make sure that all your vaccines are current!
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