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NIAM 2022


You have the power to protect yourself against serious diseases like shingles, pneumonia, and flu.


Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help safely develop protection from diseases. Vaccines are tested before licensing and carefully monitored afterwards to ensure their safety. Like all medical products, vaccines can cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild and go away quickly.

Every year, thousands of adults in the United States become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that vaccines can help prevent. Many adults even die from these diseases. By getting vaccinated, you can help protect yourself and your family from serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be recommended for your age, health conditions, job, or lifestyle. It is especially important for patients with certain health conditions to be up to date on recommended vaccinations, since they are at increased risk for complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Talk to your doctor or nurse about whether you have missed any vaccines.

For more info visit the CDC's Vaccine page. 

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