General Health

July|Aug 2018

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations by Age


You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html

Immunizations by Health Condition


You never outgrow the need for vaccines.  The specific vaccinations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health and risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.  

Some adults with specific health conditions should not get certain vaccines or should wait to get them.  Review the charts below to understand the CDC’s recommendation by health condition and then talk with your doctor to make sure you get the vaccines that are right for you.

 

Sources:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adult.html

Vaccines & Pregnancy - Top 7 Things to Know


You aren't just protecting yourself - vaccines during pregnancy give your baby some early protection too!
If you get pregnant again, you'll need vaccines again.
Trying to conceive?  Better pull out those vaccine records and talk to your doctor.
Maternal vaccines are very safe...for you and your little one.
Whooping cough can be really dangerous for your baby, and you may not even know he/she has it.
Catching the flu when you are pregnant can lead to serious pregnancy complications.
Timing is everything! Get the flu vaccine by the end of October and the whooping cough vaccine in your third trimester.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/pregnant-women/need-to-know.html