Understand what a vaccine is and how it works to protect you, as well as those around you, from the germs that are all around us.
Understand that there are disease causing germs all around us, but you can be protected from many of them by being vaccinated. Also, learn how a vaccine works in the body and recognize the importance of staying up to date with all of your vaccines.
Learn how the flu spreads as well as how it affects people, and understand that the best way to be protected is to be vaccinated for it each year. Also, learn the various options for administering the vaccine and that the best option will be used for you.
Learn how pneumococcal bacteria spread and the different types of illnesses an infection can cause. Also, understand that the best way to be protected is to be vaccinated and that most people need two vaccines to fully prevent all types of the disease.
Learn that Tdap stands for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis and how each may be contracted and affect the body. Understand that vaccination is best for staying protected and that you may receive a Td booster for tetanus and diphtheria every ten years.
Watch this clip to learn how hepatitis B spreads and the health problems it can cause. Also, understand that everyone is at risk for hepatitis B; however, some are at greater risk, and that the best way to protect yourself against it is to be vaccinated.