August is National Immunization Month

Protect others by protecting yourself! Get vaccinated.


The topic of immunization rarely demands attention unless it’s required by employers, schools and state or federal law. With August being National immunization month, it’s important to recognize getting vaccinated as a form of disease prevention for yourself and others.

To help keep our community safe, HealthStreet is providing useful information from the Centers for Disease Control about recommended immunizations for different age groups! Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

The Centers for Disease Control provides the following information: 

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. To learn more, visit UF Health





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