What You Don’t Know About Adult Vaccinations Could Make You Sick

What You Don’t Know About Adult Vaccinations Could Make You Sick

It isn’t only your pet or your child who needs to be current on certain vaccinations – so do you. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends specific vaccinations throughout life to protect against a host of preventable diseases. However, far too many U.S. adults are failing to get even the most routinely recommended immunizations. According to figures recently released by federal health officials in a CDC report, some vaccination rates for adult Americans have increased slightly over the past few years. But huge numbers of other people aren’t taking full advantage of widely available vaccines, including those for pneumonia and hepatitis. Overall, the report revealed that vaccination rates for diseases other than flu are well below target levels. “These data indicate little progress was made in improving adult coverage in the past year and highlight the need for continuing efforts to increase adult vaccination coverage,” said the CDC. Unfortunately, …

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Flu Vaccines: Everything You Need To Know Now

Flu Shot, Vaccines, Health, Wellness, Risks, CDC

Flu season is here. And like any flu seasons there is a hot debate between those who are pro-vaccine and those who are anti-vaccine. To help make an informed decision here is everything you need to know about getting vaccinated. Vaccines are used to boost your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases. They work by “training” your body to defend itself when certain germs or bacteria invade. They expose you to a very small amount of viruses or bacteria that have been weakened or killed. Your immune system then learns to recognize and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life. As a result, you will not become ill, or you may have a milder infection. There are four types of vaccines available: Live virus vaccines: These use a weakened form of the virus (examples include the chickenpox vaccine and the measles, mumps, and rubella …

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