August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance meant to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
However, vaccines are particularly important for older adults because as you age, your immune system weakens, and it can be more difficult to fight off infections. The older you get, the more likely you are to get diseases like the flu, pneumonia, and shingles.
Certain immunizations can help keep seniors from getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, medical bills and the inability to care for themselves. Getting vaccinated can help keep your older loved one, your family and your community healthy.
Here are three of our best posts related to immunization awareness. Helpful advice to share with the senior in your life!
Flu season will be here before we know it. Individuals should get a flu vaccine before the flu begins spreading. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get the vaccine by the end of October. Remember, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. Find out more about how to get vaccinated.
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