MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (CCDHHS) is participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. According to Health Director Christine Schuyler, the month of August is the perfect opportunity to make sure young adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus and HPV.
The specific vaccines adults need are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines. All adults should talk to their health care providers about what vaccines are right for them.
Schuyler said that every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccinations.
To find out which vaccines might be right for you and where you can get vaccinated, visit www.myhealthycounty.com or call 1-866-604-6789.