Health and Wellness

Health Q&A August: National Immunization Awareness Month

Q: Now that I am getting older, how important are getting immunizations like influenza, pneumonia, tetanus and shingles?
A: Great question, especially since August is National Immunization Awareness Month! It is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious and sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.
You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood . . .