Like eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting regular check-ups, vaccines play a vital role in keeping you healthy. Learn more about vaccines and the diseases that vaccines help prevent.

10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

  • Discover the importance of vaccination with our comprehensive content on “10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated.” Despite advancements, vaccine-preventable diseases still pose a threat as viruses and bacteria continue to exist and spread, especially with global travel. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also reduce the risk of serious illnesses such as shingles, flu, HPV, and hepatitis B.

What Vaccines Do Children and Adolescents Need?

  • There are safe, effective vaccines to help protect children from infancy to adolescence.

What Vaccines Do Adults Need? 

  • Your need for immunizations doesn’t end when you become an adult. Immunity from childhood vaccinations can wear off and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. Also, vaccines and their recommendations may change over the years and certain vaccines may not have been available when you were a child.

What Vaccines Are Recommended during Pregnancy?

  • Getting vaccinated is the best and safest way for pregnant women to help protect their babies and themselves from influenza (flu), whooping cough (pertussis), and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

How Are Vaccine Recommendations Made? 

  • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) develops written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines, along with schedules regarding the appropriate timing, dosage, and contraindications.