August is National Immunization Month. Watch this video to learn about vaccines!
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"August is National Immunization Month. Vaccines can protect you from serious illnesses such as pneumonia. Pneumonia vaccines are highly recommended for those who have an immunocompromised immune system, had their spleen removed, are older than 65, or have cochlear implants.
This Deaf health lab gathered data from 100 Deaf adults who were 65 and older. About 70% said they got pneumonia vaccine. In another group of 100 adults with cochlear implants, only 25% said they got pneumonia vaccine.
It is highly recommended that you talk to your doctor about the pneumonia vaccine and other vaccines. So, here’s a reminder--keep up with your immunizations!"