The Truth Behind the Myths
With the winter season right around the corner, we begin to expect the rise of illness, including the flu and COVID-19. One thing we know about winter – along with the cold temps and snow comes an increase in flu and COVID-19. The subject of vaccinations for these illnesses has a lot of strong opinions attached to it. Before you make a decision about vaccinations this winter season, make sure you know the facts.
Vaccines were created to help protect against, and even eradicate, diseases that threaten our health and the health of our loved ones. They have played an important role in helping our communities grow healthy and strong! Vaccines are safe, highly effective, and remain the best source of protection to help you fight disease.
A common myth you may hear is that you don’t need to get annual vaccinations, especially if you have gotten them in the past. The truth behind this myth lies in the nature of the disease itself. Viruses, such as the flu and COVID-19, are constantly evolving. Vaccines are updated regularly to help provide you with the best protection against the latest strains!
Vaccines not only protect you and your loved ones, but they also protect your entire community! If you have children, keep them up-to-date with their school immunizations. Take time to talk with your health care provider about the importance of vaccinations. Make informed decisions for you and your family!
Ready to schedule your vaccinations? Contact your local Indian Health Board of Minneapolis clinic today!