We all need immunizations (also called vaccines or shots) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our local community safe, a&o is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month!
Shots can prevent infectious diseases like measles, diphtheria, and rubella. But people in the U.S. still die from these and other vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
Everyone age 6 months and older needs a seasonal flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages. Here are some general guidelines:
• Children need a series of shots from birth to age 6.
• Pre-teens need recommended shots at age 11 or 12.
• All adults need a Td booster shot every 10 years to protect against tetanus and diphtheria.
Talk to your doctor or nurse to find out which immunizations you need.
How many plan to get a flu shot this year?