Health & Environment

Vaccination Info Session at North End Waterfront Health

Date: Thursday, October 24
Drop-In Times: 8-9 a.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Where: 332 Hanover Street

Vaccines were developed to protect people from dangerous and often fatal diseases. Today’s vaccines are safe and effective. Every year people die from diseases that could have been prevented. Some of these diseases are the flu, measles and whooping cough.

Getting the vaccines that you need is something to be done for all of your life. Immunizations are not just for kids! Adults need to be vaccinated too. We all need immunizations to keep us healthy and to prevent the spread of disease.

Getting vaccinated begins in infancy. Your doctor or health care provider will have the schedule for when your baby needs each vaccine. Children who are not vaccinated can spread diseases to other children and adults.

The adult immunization schedule is based on several factors including your age, your medical history, your lifestyle, the type and location of your travel and your previous immunizations.

Vaccinations that we all need are the annual flu shot, Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis or whooping cough), shingles, pneumonia, and Hepatitis B.

For more information about vaccines, attend an informational session at North End Waterfront Health on October 24, 2013 at 8 a.m. or at 6 p.m.

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