DeLauro Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, DC (August 13, 2018) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today marked August as National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccination prevents the spread of disease, protecting both people and their community as a whole.
“Vaccination is important to the health of all members of our communities. Getting vaccinated not only protects you—the person getting the vaccine—but also prevents the spread of disease into our community, protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, the general public, and your loved ones,” said DeLauro. “Every year, all adults should get the flu vaccine to protect themselves from the seasonal flu. Adults should ensure they are up to date on their Tdap vaccine – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Adults may need other vaccines depending on their job, travel, and other medical conditions. The best way to find out what vaccines that you, or your loved ones may need is to talk to a health care professional.”
“As a community, we should ensure that pregnant women, the elderly, children and newborns all see healthcare professionals to see if any special vaccinations are needed,” continued DeLauro. “When all of us get the vaccines we need, we ensure that all members of our community are not at unnecessary risk.”