According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “diseases that vaccines prevent, can be dangerous or even deadly. Vaccines help reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease.”
“Diseases that used to be common in this country and around the world, …… can now be prevented by vaccination. Thanks to a vaccine, one of the most terrible diseases in history – smallpox – no longer exists outside the laboratory. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives.” (CDC)
“The CDC recommends vaccinations from birth through adulthood to provide a lifetime of immunity. But while childhood vaccination rates are relatively high, most adults are not vaccinated as recommended, leaving them needlessly vulnerable to illness, long-term suffering, and even death. Vaccines are underused in adults.” Call To Action, Adult Vaccination Saves Lives/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, March 2012.
Link to Adult Vaccination Recommendations PDF
Link to Call To Action… http://www.adultvaccination.org/resources/cta-adult.pdf