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National Adult Immunization Awareness Week

September 24 - 30, 2006 is National Adult Immunization Week.

National Adult Immunization Week is an annual celebration promoting the benefits of immunizations and highlighting the importance of immunizing adults against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Immunization is one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox and polio in the U.S. and drastically reduced measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis and other diseases. But despite this accomplishment, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. still die from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines offer safe and effective protection from infectious diseases. By staying up-to-date on the recommended vaccines, adults can protect themselves, their families and friends, and their communities from serious infections. Being conscious of the vaccines recommended for adults of all ages and making sure that we receive them is vital to protecting ourselves and our communities from disease.

Since September 24 - 30 is National Adult Immunization Week, this is your reminder. Don't delay, call today and make an appointment with your Doctor. Learn more about adult and senior immunizations by visiting Health Information for Teens & Adults and Health Information for Seniors under Health Living. In addition, listed below are national websites that can provide you with more information:

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