What You Need to Know About Vaccines

Last Updated December 14, 2023

Vaccination is one of the safest and most convenient preventive health care measures available. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunizations prevent up to 3 million deaths every year.

Thanks to better vaccines, many diseases don’t occur or spread as much as they used to, but the bacteria and viruses responsible for these diseases still remain in our environment. More than 1.5 million people die each year worldwide from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Talk with your doctor about which vaccines are recommended for you and your family. And remember, many vaccinations are 100% covered by your RRD medical program option as part of your annual preventive care.

Check out these links to learn more about vaccines:

Why Vaccines are Important for You — Read why it’s so important to protect yourself and your loved ones from infectious diseases.

Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool — Answer 10 quick questions to find out what vaccines are recommended for you based on your gender, age, health conditions and other factors.

Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child — See why one of the best ways to protect children is by making sure they have all their vaccinations.

Flu Vaccination — Read about flu vaccine and why getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.