Vaccination is not just good for preventing illness in a specific individual. When the vast majority of a population is vaccinated against a particular pathogen, it creates “herd immunity,” which may protect everyone in the community. Because so many people are immune to it, the disease cannot develop into an outbreak. If there’s no outbreak, then those who are unable to be vaccinated, such as infants and people with compromised immune systems, are less likely to be exposed to the illness.
Please read the following document on the importance of vaccination, facts about vaccinations and the type of vaccinations needed. This information if also freely available for download by clicking the Download PDF button below the PDF.
As always, the information in this newsletter is for general purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your healthcare provider's office.
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