Your Guide to Vaccine Advocacy

Vaccines have been one of the most significant advancements in modern medicine, saving millions of lives and preventing countless cases of illness and disability. By stimulating the immune system to recognize and fight off pathogens, vaccines help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.


The flu vaccine is recommended annually for everyone over six months of age to reduce the risk of influenza infection and its complications, especially in vulnerable populations like the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.


Measles, once considered eradicated in many parts of the world, has seen a resurgence in recent months due to various factors, including vaccine hesitancy and gaps in vaccination coverage. This highly contagious virus can lead to severe complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and even death, particularly among young children and immunocompromised individuals.


Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent measles outbreaks and protect vulnerable populations. The measles vaccine, typically administered as part of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, is safe and highly effective. It not only protects individuals who receive the vaccine but also contributes to herd immunity, reducing the overall risk of measles transmission.


Staying up to date with general vaccinations is essential for maintaining immunity against preventable diseases. By staying informed about the latest vaccine recommendations from public health authorities and advocating for vaccination within our communities, we can help prevent outbreaks, reduce healthcare burdens, and save lives.


If you have any questions about your immunization records or vaccinations, please contact your primary care provider to learn the best path for your well-being.


The Cameron Immunization Clinic serves our community by providing immunizations for anyone needing them throughout Steuben County and beyond. Located on the third floor of Cameron Hospital, the Clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only and offers a wide range of vaccinations.


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