Vaccinations are a very important form of primary prevention to avoid diseases throughout your lifetime. That means they can protect people from getting sick and help us to control diseases that once threatened many lives, such as:
It is important that as many people as possible get vaccinated because vaccinations don’t just protect individuals, but when enough people are vaccinated, it helps protect these diseases and conditions from spreading to society as a whole.
Widespread vaccination distribution makes it less likely that a susceptible person will come into contact with, individuals who have a particular disease.
For more information on vaccination recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit the links below: