Press release date: April 26th 2019
We’re celebrating European Immunisation Week 2019!
The campaign aims to promote the benefits of vaccines and celebrate the ‘vaccine heroes’ who contribute in tonnes of ways to protect the lives of others through vaccination.
Read on to hear all about the top 5 reasons to be vaccinated:
Serious diseases can come back if you don’t vaccinate
Vaccines given in Ireland prevent 13 diseases including measles, meningitis and pertussis (whooping cough). These diseases may result in serious complications including death. Outbreaks of these serious infectious diseases will occur if people are not vaccinated.
Vaccines are important to your overall health
Just like a healthy diet and exercise, vaccines play a vital role keeping all of us healthy, including pre-teens and teens. Vaccines are one of the safest and most convenient preventive care measures available.
Young people can get sick too!
We hate to break it to you, but young people aren’t invincible! They can in fact get sick too. It’s great to prevent sickness before it comes around.
Vaccine preventable diseases are pricey
Diseases not only have a direct impact on individuals and their families, but also carry a high price tag for society, exceeding $10 billion per year in direct and indirect costs. An average influenza illness can last up to 15 days, typically with five or six missed work days.
Everyone deserves to be healthy!
Getting all adolescent vaccines is a great start for a healthy adulthood. Given that vaccines are such a safe and easy way to prevent disease, why not take full advantage of them?
For more travel health tips and advice call your local TMB clinic and book in to speak with one of our qualified professionals.
To book an appointment for vaccinations and see a list of our base and associate clinics, please contact Tropical Medical Bureau on 00-353-1-2715-200 or visit www.tmb.ie.
Phone: 086 0492394