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2015 National Immunization Awareness Month

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We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, the Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.  

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It's important to know which shots you need and when to get them.  

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

• If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.
     (http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/)

• Find out which shots adults and teenagers need.
     (http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched/)

• Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots.
     (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easyread.pdf)

• If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule.
     (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_preg_chart.pdf)

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. Our offices in Rutherford, Polk and McDowell Counties would be glad to work with you and your family to deteremine what immunizatoins you need.  Call or stop by Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:00pm.



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