Prioritize your health.
Why you should get vaccinated
against the FLU & COVID-19.

Why Vaccinate?
  • Vaccines prevent disease in not only the people who get vaccinated, but also
    others who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals.
  • Prevent infectious diseases and save lives.
  • Even though the United States has record low cases of vaccine preventable
    disease, the viruses and bacteria that cause them still exist.
  • We need to keep immunizing so that disease stays eliminated.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases can have a costly impact on a family.
  • Hospitalizations, medical bills, sick days from school and work, and lastly death.
  • We vaccinate to protect the future.
  • Older adults are more at risk for serious illness and death as a result of infection so it is vital for them to stay vaccinated.
  • More likely to have chronic diseases/conditions
  • More likely to have other health ailments
  • As the body ages, the immune system doesn’t work as efficiently as it used to.


  • The influenza virus is very contagious!
  • The virus is mainly spread person to person.
  • It is passed through the coughs and sneezes of the infected individual.
  • Surrounding individuals then breathe in the infected droplets or touch contaminated
    surfaces, and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose.
  • The influenza virus can live on objects like doorknobs, telephones, etc. for 2—8 hours.
  • Most healthy adults can be contagious 1 day BEFORE symptoms stat and up to 5 days AFTER becoming sick.



This program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) through USAging as part of a financial assistance award to USAging totaling $74,999,835 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by USAging, ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.