Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. become needlessly ill from infectious diseases. Many adults are hospitalized and some even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.
To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life—and to help remind adults that they need vaccines, too — Mobile Physician Services is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This is the perfect opportunity to make sure adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles and pneumococcal disease.
The specific vaccines adults need is determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. All adults should talk to their health care professionals to make sure they are up to date on vaccines recommended for them.
“There is a misconception among many adults that vaccines are just for children,” said Darrin Simone, of Mobile Physician Services. “The truth is that you never outgrow the need for immunizations.”
You have the power to protect yourself and the ones you love. Take CDC’s adult vaccine quiz and bring the customized printout with you to discuss at your next Mobile Physician Services medical appointment. https://go.usa.gov/xqtz4