As National Immunization Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to extend our appreciation for your efforts to draw attention to the need for vaccination for all persons.
The final week of August emphasizes that ‘vaccines are needed for adults, too’. Often, when we hear the words vaccination or immunizations, we tend to think about children and babies. This isn’t surprising since there’s strong emphasis on giving children vaccines against common childhood illnesses. But adults, including healthcare workers, need vaccines, too.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of American adults get sick each year from diseases that vaccines can prevent. For patients with asthma or COPD, vaccines are an important step in protecting their health from serious diseases like influenza and pneumonia.
Vaccines are recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, job, travel and other factors. This Adult Vaccine Quiz is for people 19 years and older.
Upcoming Learning Opportunity
Improving Adult Immunizations and the Importance of Healthcare Worker Immunization [WebEx]
Thursday, August 30, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Dr. L. J. Tan will discuss the importance of healthcare worker immunization in terms of disease prevention and economic burden as well as share strategies to improve healthcare worker immunization coverage rates. Click here to learn more and to register.