Vaccines save millions of lives each year. However, there are about 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world. Moreover, the world has seen multiple outbreaks of measles, diphtheria and other vaccine-preventable diseases within recent years. Vaccines are vital to the health of our community. We want to remind you how important it is to protect people of all ages against preventable diseases.
Vaccines keep our community healthy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations to provide protection against many diseases and infections. Some of these include influenza, pneumococcal disease, human papillomavirus (HPV), and hepatitis A and B.
They prevent certain diseases
Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. Some of these include diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.
Vaccines protect people with weakened immune systems
People who have cancer, HIV/AIDS, type 1 diabetes, or other health conditions have weakened immune systems. Therefore, when an entire community is immunized properly, those with weakened immune systems are better protected against certain preventable diseases.
Diseases spread quickly
People can travel around the world easily, which makes it easier to spread diseases. If enough people get sick, it can lead to an outbreak.
Vaccine-preventable diseases haven’t gone away
The viruses and bacteria that cause illness and death still exist and can be passed on to those who are not protected by vaccines.
Vaccines are safe and effective
Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases.
About Five Star ER
Five Star ER is a freestanding Emergency Room that provides excellent 24 hour care. We are located in South Austin, Pflugerville and Dripping Springs.
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