August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it’s a reminder that we all need vaccines right from the start and throughout our lives.
Immunizations give parents the safe proven power to protect their children against 14 serious and sometimes deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives-and to make sure that children are protected with all the vaccines they need, Clermont County Public Health is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. Children who don’t receive recommended vaccines are at risk for getting the disease or illness and of having a serious case. Every dose of every vaccine is important for protecting a child and others in the community against infectious diseases that are threats today. Parents should talk to their healthcare providers to make sure their children are up to date on all the vaccines that they need. Today’s vaccines protect against serious and potentially life threatening diseases like polio, whooping cough, chickenpox and measles.
There are five important reasons to vaccinate your child:
- Immunizations can save your child’s life
- Vaccination is safe and effective
- Immunizations can protect others you care about.
- Immunizations can save your family time and money.
- Immunizations protect future generations.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread disease to others in their family or community.
Parents can found out more about the recommended immunization schedule at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html
Immunizations at the Health District