August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Assigned to the Wellness category
Byline: Tracey Westfield, Communications Associate

Immunizations help prevent dangerous, and sometimes deadly, diseases like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis. Adults need to get their shots—just like kids do. This month is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect time to make sure you and your family are up to date.

Not sure what immunizations you need? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following schedules:

Vaccines are not just for kidsImmunizations (also called vaccinations) don’t just protect you. They also protect the people around you. Some people in your family or community may not be able to tolerate certain vaccines because of their age or health condition. Protect yourself and those around you by staying up to date on your shots.

  • Talk with a doctor or nurse about your immunizations. If you are enrolled in a university medical insurance plan, visit Coventry’s website to locate a provider near you.

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About the author: Tracey is a communications associate in the University of Missouri’s Total Rewards department. She has 15 years of experience in web communications.

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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