What are Vaccines?
Vaccines contain harmless “antigens” that imitate a natural infection.
These antigens trigger
the body to make lymphocytes, which protect us from harmful bacteria or viruses.
Our immune system is now prepared to fight future infections.
Vaccines Will Prevent
Vaccines by the Numbers* (For kids born 1994 - 2008)
Deaths in their lifetimes
*estimated | Source: www.cdc.gov
Seven Reasons to get Vaccinated*
diseases haven’t gone away and can be passed on to those who are not protected by vaccines.
Vaccines keep you healthy
They protect you from deadly diseases such as shingles, HPV, influenza and hepatitis.
Vaccines are Safe
Strong data from many different scientists and medical investigators all agree that vaccines are safe.
can’t give you the disease they are designed to prevent.
Young and healthy
people can get very sick, too. Vaccine-preventable diseases can strike anyone.
When you get sick,
your children, grandchildren, and parents are also at risk.
Vaccinating your child helps all children in your community, including those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. When everyone who can be, is vaccinated, the most vulnerable are protected, like a herd surrounding the youngest members.
The Benefits of Flu Vaccination
(Information gathered from 2017-2018)
The estimated number of flu illnesses prevented by vaccination during 2017-2018 season.
About the population of New York City
The estimated number of flu hospitalizations prevented by vaccination dutring 2017-2018 season.
About the number of vehicles crossing the Golden Gate Bridge each day
The estimated number of flu deaths prevented by vaccination during 2017-2018 season.
Twice the number of hospitals in the United States
Call your medical provider if you develop: fever, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes or rash Measles can be serious
14 Diseases you almost forgot about
(thanks to vaccines)