Disasters Like Super Storm Sandy Increase Risk of Getting the Flu.
Over the summer, we talked about how August was deemed National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) in order to spread awareness of how important immunizations are for both children and adults. The CDC supports and encourages the efforts of state and local health departments to use NIAM to promote back to school immunizations for children as well as college-aged students. It also serves as a reminder to all ages that influenza season is quickly approaching.
The bottom line is, you do have a choice as to whether you continue to receive vaccinations as an adult. Whatever decision you choose to make, just be sure it is a educated one. Don’t wait until a disaster like Superstorm Sandy to serve as reminder. Prevention is always the best medicine.