Defending against disease and illness
What’s the purpose of immunizations?
Immunizations, also known as vaccines, are designed to trigger an immune response, enabling your body to defend itself against foreign or harmful substances. Vaccines stand as one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and those you care about from preventable diseases and serious illnesses.
How do vaccines work?
Vaccines contain either some or all parts of a bacterium or virus. When strategically introduced into the body, they stimulate our immune system to generate antibodies as if we had encountered the germ naturally. This helps prevent us from getting sick and showing symptoms of the disease.
The most commonly recommended vaccines include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Meningococcal Disease
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Immunize with Confidence
Your Provider may recommend vaccines for you based on factors such as your health condition, age, lifestyle (including your job), and travel habits.
The CDC recommends immunizations based on age, with three schedules covering birth to 6 years old, 7 to 18 years old, and 19+ years old.
For the CDC Immunization Schedules, please visit:
Additionally, there are assessment tools available to help you determine the appropriate immunizations for you or your child:
It’s important to talk to your Provider about recommended vaccines and any questions you may have.
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