World Immunization Week – April 24-30

Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., discusses the importance of adult vaccination and why it is important to talk to a healthcare provider about appropriate vaccines that may protect you or a family member.  Watch Now

Some people think that immunization is only for infants and young children, but that’s far from the truth—adults need vaccines too.  In fact, nearly 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year.  This month, please join us in raising awareness of the power of prevention as we recognize World Immunization Week during April 24-30.

As adults as young as 50 get older, their immune systems decline, leaving them more susceptible to infectious diseases, like pneumococcal pneumonia, a type of pneumonia.  In fact, pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Yet, despite increased personal risk, many adults aren’t vaccinated.

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