August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.
All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Unfortunately, far too few adults are receiving the recommended vaccines, leaving themselves and their loved ones vulnerable to serious diseases.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Only 20% of adults 19 years or older had received Tdap vaccination.