August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots—just like kids do.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their immunizations.
Monthly Q & A
Report Ranks Massachusetts 6th Healthiest for Seniors:
Is MA a healthy state for seniors?
Yes. According to a new national study, Massachusetts ranks 6th in the nation as healthiest for seniors. Vermont came in 1st, and New Hampshire, 2nd. Connecticut ranked 10th, Maine, 11th, and Rhode Island, 14th. According to the United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report,” the New England states were one of the healthiest regions in the nation.