Think you outgrew the need for vaccines when you graduated from high school and moved out of your parents’ house? Nope.
Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccinations.
To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life – and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines, too – the Bloomfield Health Department is participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure young adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus and HPV.
For a nominal fee, the Health Department can provide you with the necessary vaccinations to enter college. Please give us a call at 973.680.4058 to set up an appointment or for more information.
The specific vaccines adults need are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines. All adults should talk to their health care providers about what vaccines are right for them.
Immunizations are not just for children. Even healthy young adults need protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. The truth is you never outgrow the need for immunizations.