VACCINES AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS…

DIPHTHERIA  TETANUS  MEASLES  MUMPS  RUBELLA  HEPATITIS A & B  VARICELLA 
PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE  INFLUENZA
Illness is expensive. 
The number of adult deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases is towering—more than 30,000
each year.The real tragedy is that it doesn’t have to happen. For example, every year
more than half of adults at high risk of influenza complications seek some type of
medical treatment, but they fail to receive influenza vaccine.What is the direct medical
cost just for this negligence? Between $3 billion and $5 billion.And that’s just one
disease. Some adults think immunization is just for kids or are unaware adult vaccines
exist. Others are procrastinators. But when these people’s lives are damaged or cut
short, far more than their families suffer. Our entire society suffers.

Taken from  Department of Health and Human Services Flyer

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