August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

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This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations.

While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.

Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC warns that adults may also be susceptible and at risk for disease, particularly if the vaccines they received during childhood have worn off over time. A booster shot may be required to stay protected.

Visit the CDC’s website for valuable information on vaccines and immunizations, including assessment tools to help you determine what vaccines you and your children may need.

Overall, the best reason to get vaccinated is to keep you and those around you as healthy as possible.

Before your next visit, verify the status of your physician’s license through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ License Search at https://search.dca.ca.gov/ .

 

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