Vaccines are just as important for adults as they are for children. Vaccines help adults stay healthy, which means fewer doctor’s appointments, fewer medical expenses, less missed time from work, and more time doing the things you love. Getting vaccinated also helps adults protect their loved ones by preventing the spread of a severe illness to a loved one, especially to babies and the elderly.
Vaccine-preventable illness can pose a serious threat to any adult, but there are also a few conditions that put adults more at risk of severe illness from vaccine-preventable diseases. These include age and some health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease.
Here are a few resources on what you need to know about adult vaccines:
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Frequently Asked Questions
With abundant online information, people often have vaccine-related questions. However, not everything you read about vaccines is true. To obtain accurate information, it is crucial to rely on science-based sources. Here are some trusted sources for reliable vaccine information.