Learn more about preventing diseases and protecting yourself and others during National Immunization Awareness Month!
Did you know?
Prior to Covid-19, 50,000 adults died every year from vaccine-preventable illnesses.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Recommended vaccines for older adults
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease): COVID-19 is a very contagious and spreadable disease that attacks your lungs and respiratory system. Some symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, fatigue and shortness of breath.
- Flu (influenza) vaccine: Influenza is an illness that can infect your nose, throat and lungs. Adults 65 and older, children and people with certain health conditions are more at risk for serious flu problems. Symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, and runny or stuffy nose.
- Tdap vaccine: The Tdap vaccine prevents the diseases tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis ("whopping cough"). Symptoms for these diseases include pain in muscles, difficulty breathing and violent, uncontrollable coughing - known as "whopping cough." Tdap vaccine is recommended for anyone over the age of 7.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
This is a group exercise class for people with arthritis who want safe ways to stay active, reduce pain and move more easily. Participants will practice stretching, breathing, endurance and balance activities tailored to their ability and skill level. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program can help control pain, boost energy and mood and increase confidence about staying active and managing arthritis.
August 30 - October 25
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Class Leader: Luke Rowh, Nygard Fitness