The 2019 outbreak of measles in the United States was a crucial reminder of the importance of vaccinations to protect ourselves — and others — from disease.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood can wear off over time. Adults are also at risk for other vaccine-preventable diseases, such as tetanus, pneumococcal pneumonia, flu and shingles.
Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available, says the CDC. Plus, many vaccinations are 100% covered by your RRD medical program vendor as part of your annual preventive care. Check with your vendor to see which vaccines are covered by your
medical program option.
Vaccines can help protect you and your kids from serious illness and diseases, but they don’t last forever. Talk with your doctor about which vaccines are recommended for you and your family.