It is World Immunization Week! Immunization is one of the most successful, safe, and cost-effective health interventions—it currently averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. Getting a vaccinated isn’t’ just about your health. It is about the health of those around you; your family, friends, neighbors. It is to help protect others; especially those who cannot get certain vaccines due to pre-existing health conditions or age. The more people immunized (vaccinated) in a community, the less ability for certain diseases to spread among people and make people sick. Communicable diseases do not “go away”; they are controlled and vaccine is a large part of that control process; they help prevent the spread of disease. Vaccines are safe, simple and save lives. For a complete list of recommended immunizations for infants, children and adults, please visit the website below.