Story by: Alex Welch on September 9, 2021
Following the recommended adult vaccine schedule helps you keep track of which shots you need to have updated and which ones can benefit you as you get older.
If you choose to skip a vaccine, there is an added layer of risk that you could become ill and spread the illness to others who may be immunocompromised. No vaccine is 100% effective at stopping illness, but vaccines are your best defense in preventing serious illness.
Choosing not to vaccinate can have a dramatic impact on you, your family and your community. In the last decade, preventable outbreaks of diseases have risen dramatically.
“As we’ve been experiencing with COVID-19, vaccines work best when everyone does their part,” said Monalisa Tailor, M.D., internal medicine physician at Norton Community Medical Associates – Barret.
Stay on top of all your vaccines.
Make an appointment
Vaccinations are covered by Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and insurance plans purchased through the health insurance marketplace. Medicare covers vaccinations for the flu, hepatitis B and pneumococcal disease. If you do not have health insurance, the state health department can direct you to low cost or free vaccination sites. If you have commercial health insurance, check with your provider about the cost.
Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.