Are You Protected From These Deadly Diseases?

A sick man sitting at his desk and looking at a crumpled piece of tissue(BlackDoctor.org) — While more African American adults are taking a role in their health these days — eating better and exercising — many forego one of the simplest preventive care measures available, adult vaccination.

Vaccination are a safe and cost-effective way to stay healthy, and they’re not just for kids! Vaccines are recommended for adults to protect them from serious and sometimes deadly infectious diseases. Here are few you should know about:

Get a Flu Shot While You Shop

The CDC and flu experts recommend that just about everyone get a flu vaccination every year. Why? Each year’s vaccine is based on the three strains of influenza virus that are expected to be widespread that season. Short on time? No problem. Flu shots are available at supermarkets, pharmacies, schools, and churches, as well as doctors’ offices. And you can get one anytime during flu season. How easy is that?

HPV Vaccine for Some Men and Women