Information courtesy of the CDC
Over the years, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infants, children, adolescents, teens, and adults need different vaccinations, depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, travel schedule, health conditions, or previous vaccinations.
Vaccines are recommended for travel and for some people in specific groups. People in certain research jobs and travel situations may be exposed to dangerous or deadly diseases that are no longer common in the U.S.
Who should NOT get vaccinated with vaccines? Because of age, health conditions, or other factors, some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them. Please see visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/should-not-vacc.html to learn more.
Any vaccine can cause side effects, and vaccines are continually monitored for safety. For the most part, these effects are minor, such as a sore arm or a low-grade fever, and will go away within a few days. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm for regularly recommended vaccines.
Remember to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines! COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for ages 6 months and older. Learn about COVID-19 vaccines for specific groups of people at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/specific-groups.html. You can find COVID-19 vaccines near you at https://www.vaccines.gov/or search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.
You can schedule an appointment with our Tulare County Health Centers today. Visit our center in Visalia or Farmersville (walk-ins are welcomed) or call us at (559) 623-7000. Vaccines are a safe and effective method of protecting yourself and your family against serious diseases. If you are planning to travel, make sure you are up to date on all your routine vaccines and find out which vaccines are needed before traveling.