Vaccines are not just for kids – they’re for life

Editorial Team

Editorial Team

December 5th, 2017

Editorial Team

‘Vaccines can protect people of all ages against serious diseases’

It’s hard to keep track of all the ways that we protect the people that we love and the things that matter most to us. When we were kids, we learned that protection is important at all ages. Now it’s our turn to teach our kids the value of protection.

Just like sunscreen, seatbelts and cycle helmets, vaccines are another way that we can protect our loved ones throughout their lives.

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Not only can children be protected against disease such as measles and whooping cough, but adolescents can be protected against HPV and meningitis; pregnant women are advised to have flu and pertussis jabs; and vaccines against flu, shingles, pneumococcal disease can keep older people healthy.

And, if you have dog, the vet has vaccines for them too.

In fact, vaccines do such a good job that its easy to forget how effective and important they are.

Thanks to vaccines smallpox has been completely eradicated …. and polio has almost gone too.

While measles is almost completely gone in North and South America you and your loved ones are still at risk if you live in Europe.

Unless of course you’ve had those all-important jabs.