KC Health Department celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

By on August 10, 2013

KANE COUNTY—To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life—and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines, too—the Kane County Health Department will participate in National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure young adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus and HPV.

The month-long promotion is structured to highlight the importance of immunizations for a different population each week of the month:
• Week one: “Off to College” (young adults age 19-26)
• Week two: “Back to School” (children, pre-teens and teens to age18)
• Week three: “Not Just for Kids” (adults age 26+)
• Week four: A Healthy Start (babies from birth to age 2 and pregnant women)
The specific vaccines adults need are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines. All adults should talk to their health care providers about what vaccines are right for them.

Immunizations are not just for children. Even healthy young adults need protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. Throughout the month of August, the Health Department will highlight the importance of immunizations for children, students and adults. Follow the Health Department on Twitter (@KaneCoHealth) and Facebook for all the latest information.

To find out which vaccines might be right for you and where you can get vaccinated, call (866) 233-9493 or visit www.kanehealth.com/immunizations.htm.