The Importance of Immunization

In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance held in August, we want to highlight the importance of immunization for people of all ages. Aspen Medical is proud to promote the importance of immunizations by sharing information about vaccinations. Immunization is when a person is made immune or resistant to disease by introducing a vaccine into the body. Below are some common questions around immunization and vaccination.  

What do vaccines do?   

Vaccines work by preparing the body to fight illness. Each contains either a dead or a weakened germ (or parts of it) that causes a particular disease.  

Will my immune system become weaker by relying on a vaccine?  

No. Being vaccinated against one disease does not weaken the immune response to fighting off another disease. 

Why are immunizations essential?  

Immunizations are essential because they defend an individual from catching a disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), children born in the last 20 years avoided 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths because of vaccines. Read more here.   

Immunization helps protect us from the spread of diseases. Visit your doctor or contact the CDC for additional information regarding immunizations and vaccinations. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, check out our blog COVID-19 Vaccination: What You Need to Know.