National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to ensure that you and your loved ones of all ages are up to date on all recommended vaccines. Vaccines play a critical role in avoiding grave, and sometimes deadly, diseases across one’s lifetime.
Infants, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases. Although vaccine side effects are possible, they are typically mild and go away on their own. Severe side effects are very rare. You can protect your health and the health of those around you by getting the recommended vaccines. Additionally, if you travel overseas, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travelers' health page as you plan; you may need additional vaccines.
Health Insurance Coverage
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines. You can get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, some workplaces, community health clinics, health departments and other locations. Check with your insurance provider for details and for a list of vaccine providers.
For additional information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine and immunization page which includes immunization schedules.