Get vaccinated. It could save your life

August 16, 2018

You may not know that you need vaccines throughout your lifetime. Vaccines are very important to your health. Here are a few reasons why you should get vaccinated.

You may be at risk for serious diseases.

Each year, thousands of people in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Some people have to go to the hospital. And some even die. Even if you got all your vaccines as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. You might also be at risk for other diseases because of your age, job, lifestyle, travel or health conditions you may have.

You can’t do much when you get sick.

Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school. If you’re sick, you might not be able to take care of yourself, your family or other responsibilities you may have.

Vaccines help protect your health.

Vaccines can help lower your chance of getting sick. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defense to lower the chances of getting certain diseases and suffering complications from them.

Vaccines lower your chance of spreading certain diseases.

There are many things you want to pass on to your loved ones. A vaccine preventable disease is not one of them. Infants, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are very vulnerable to diseases that could be easily prevented by vaccines.

Vaccines are one of the safest ways to protect your health.

Vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. Severe side effects are very rare. If you have any symptoms that concern you after you get vaccinated, call your doctor.

Where you can get vaccinated.

You can get vaccines at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, some workplaces, community health clinics, health departments and other locations. To find a vaccine provider near you, go to vaccine.healthmap.org.

Vaccines you need.

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Source: CDC.gov

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