The Need To Keep Up With Immunizations

The Need To Keep Up With Immunizations

Immunizations are something that a lot of people think about at this time of the year because immunizations are required for kids who are just starting school. We often forget that many of us will need immunizations later in life.

Dr. Paolo De Vera of Lourdes Health Network said that teenagers and young adults often don’t realize how updated immunizations can benefit them.

“Meningitis vaccine is a vaccine that we recommended children entering middle school and high school get, it’s to prepare them for when they go off after high school whether they go off to college or university or the join the army,” De Vera said. “They’ll be in close quarters like dorms or barracks and that’s when the meningitis really just gets spread around pretty easily.”

He said immunizations are two fold, keeping you and others around you safe.