CHC Talks About The Importance of Immunizations as We Approach Flu Season

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In a newly released article, Community Health Center of Snohomish County discusses the importance of preventive immunizations for families.

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Children and adults should receive recommended vaccinations as prescribed by their family physician.

Each year, vaccine-preventable infections kill more individuals than HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, or traffic accidents.

There’s no question that immunizations have been able to save thousands, if not millions of lives over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Medical research has developed to such an extent that physicians are able to vaccinate not only against such diseases as polio, but even flu viruses.

In the recent article released by Community Health Center of Snohomish County, immunizations and their importance are thoroughly discussed.

In light of the controversy in past years regarding the safety and necessity of vaccines, this article will provide some additional insight for those wondering whether vaccinations are really all that important at all.

To learn about Community Health Center of Snohomish County and their medical services, visit their website by clicking here.

Their article opens with several strong points, such as, “Each year, vaccine-preventable infections kill more individuals than HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, or traffic accidents. Despite this, relatively few Americans are aware of this epidemic of preventable diseases that has overtaken our country. Approximately 50,000 adults will die each year from a disease that could have been prevented by proper preventive immunizations.”

They also address questions about whether or not immunizations are safe and effective, whether immunizations should be included in basic preventive medicine, what type of person is at risk, and the costs of catching a vaccine-preventable disease compared to the cost of the vaccine itself.

To those who are determined to bypass immunizations, Community Health Center reminds them of the possible ramifications of catching the flu, saying, “What happens when you are unable to make it into the office for the big client meeting? What will your aging mother do when you’re unable to take her to her doctor’s appointment? While everyone gets sick from time to time, it’s important that your family, coworkers, friends, and others are able to rely on you.”

To learn the rest, read the article, published on Community Health Center’s website.

About Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit primary health care facility; providing medical, dental and pharmacy services to more than 37,000 Snohomish County residents. CHC operates out of five clinics in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett-North, Everett-South and Lynnwood. CHC opened its doors in 1983 to serve the uninsured and underserved populations in Snohomish County and they continue to do that today. CHC provides care to those who are uninsured and those on private, State or Federal health plans.

For more information contact:
Mallory Lisk
Community Relations Manager
Community Health Center of Snohomish County
8609 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98208

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