How to Take Advantage of National Immunization Month

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by JPO Blogger
Take action during National Immunization Month to stay health!

Take action during National Immunization Month to stay health!

Did you know August is National Immunization Month? As fall approaches, it is the perfect time to ensure you are safe and protected from all dangerous diseases. Some of the most common illnesses prevented with a vaccination are: chickenpox, Hepatitis A and B, HPV, Influenza, Measles, mumps, polio and many more. JP&O is dedicated to providing patients with the best prosthetics, orthotics and pedorthics to better serve your health. Whatever your needs, we are confident we can serve you with the best customer service and high-quality products.

Here are five ways to take advantage of National Immunization Month.

  1. Call your doctor and ask if you are up to date on all vaccinations. We tend to lose track of what shots to get and when, but your physician should have records on hand to inform you of what needs to be updated.
  2. If you have a spouse or children, ensure they have all vaccinations to stay as healthy as possible. A baby only two years old can be protected from 14 different diseases with the appropriate immunizations. There is a misconception that certain diseases no longer exist in America, however, they can be brought in by immigrants or travelers and spread quickly.
  3. If you are planning to leave the country within the next year, research which vaccinations are required for the country to which you’re traveling. Planning a trip is a lot of work, but a priority should be to avoid diseases and illnesses by obtaining all immunizations necessary.
  4. Spread the word to family and friends that August is National Immunization Month. By staying healthy and protected, you will avoid spreading illnesses to loved ones, and they should do the same.
  5. Understand the risks associated with immunization are far fewer than the risks accompanying diseases. You don’t want to fall ill and miss work or other responsibilities.

This month, take time to ensure you have received all vaccinations and are in good health. By taking preventative measures, you are sure to protect yourself and others around you. JP&O encourages you to visit our website and discover our patient and physician resources. We wish you a healthy and safe summer!

 

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