Vaccines aren’t just for children. We need different vaccines throughout our lives to protect us from illness. While many vaccines that we received as infants and children continue to protect us, there are exceptions. Some of us were never vaccinated as children or we received an incomplete vaccination series. There are new vaccines that have become available in recent years, and some vaccines can only be given to adults. Research also indicates that the effectiveness of some vaccines fades over time and we need to get booster doses in order to be fully protected. And as life spans increase and we live longer, our susceptibility to serious diseases such as flu and pneumonia increases so we need to receive vaccines to maintain our health.
Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the nation. By receiving vaccines throughout our lives, we can maintain good health and promote longevity.