Health promotion professionals have a key role in educating youth and adults about the importance of vaccination. It’s important to ensure that the people in our communities are up to date on all vaccinations.

Keeping up to date on all vaccines – youth and adult – is critical in keeping us free from preventable diseases like:

  • diptheria
  • tetanus
  • polio
  • whopping cough
  • shingles
  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • hepatitis, etc.,

The CDC recommends the following vaccine schedule

Youth, ages 0-18

Adults 19+

The Vaccines for Children program provides free vaccines to children who qualify.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Health educators know misinformation can prevent vulnerable populations from getting safe and accurate healthcare. Vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated, has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top 10 global health threats of 2019.

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