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:
- If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.
- Find out which shots adults and teenagers need.
- Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots [PDF – 156 KB].
- If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule [PDF – 188 KB].
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