Pennsylvania Adults Urged to Keep Vaccinations Current
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PennsylvaniaDepartment of Health is urging adults to ensure they are up-to-date on all needed vaccinations.
"Some adults believe that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives, but that's not always the case," said
Generally, vaccines received during childhood will protect individuals as adults. However, adults still need to consider vaccines because:
To better educate adults, the department has launched the "Immunizations Across the Lifespan" campaign. It includes billboards, radio spots, posters and educational outreach activities.
Adults should talk with their health care provider about adult vaccinations to prevent diseases like Pneumococcal disease, Zoster (shingles), Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis and Influenza. There are 10 different vaccines recommended for adults ages 20 and over.
For more information, visit www.VaccinesForLife.com or call 1-877-PA HEALTH.
Media contact: Brandi Hunter-Davenport, 717-787-1783
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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