American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (August 2019)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (August 2019)

August is National Immunization Awareness Month which is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children newborn through college need vaccines to protect them from 16 serious diseases, including measles, whooping cough, and polio. Children and teens ages 7 to 18 need booster shots because some vaccine doses wear off over time.

Children and teens ages 7 to 18 may also be more at risk for certain diseases such as meningitis and bloodstream infections and need the protection vaccines provide. Check with your child’s doctor to be sure.
Millions of children are safely vaccinated each year. The most common side effects are typically very mild, such as pain or swelling at the injection site.

The HPV vaccine protects against human papilloma virus infection. HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer. HPV infection can also cause several other types of cancer.

People with certain medical conditions, including cancer, are at a higher risk for flu-related complications. That makes it even more important for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers to get the seasonal flu vaccination.

Grown-ups also need to stay up-to-date with vaccinations, not just for their own sake but also to keep the kids and the elderly adults around them healthy, too. The best course of action is to ask your doctor which vaccines are right for you.

We all need to do our best and try to be as healthy as possible for our own sake as well as our loved ones’.

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