Have you had your boosters?? Do you even KNOW if you’ve had your boosters?
Many vaccine-preventable deaths occur in adults, mainly due to low vaccination rates. Adults tend to skip the necessary vaccine boosters due to inconvenience/cost/ignorance and studies show that nearly 30% of adults refuse vaccinations when presented with the opportunity to get them.
Around 35% of physicians do not even offer boosters to adults just because they believe insurance companies won’t cover them. Some insurance companies won’t cover them.
Vaccinated adults, as well as vaccinated children, play a huge part in stopping the spread of disease. We vaccinate our children. Why don’t we make sure we vaccinate ourselves?
(Facts as reported by Medical Economics.)
For more on adult vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html
As many of you know it’s so important for newborns to be protected from pertussis (whooping cough) and YOU are able to get vaccinated during pregnancy to protect your newborn from pertussis in the first few months of life. Babies with whooping cough can be in the ICU within just hours after showing signs of an upper respiratory infection.
I live in a very touristy area and about six months ago, along with a large flock of tourists came the spread of whooping cough through our area. There were at least 60 deaths of children under four months in our state in just a very short period of time.