The Trust for America’s Health released a report about adult immunization rates across the country last week at:  The Complete Report (PDF 0.2Mb) provides all of the details…  but for a snapshot, the report says that about 69% of Arizona’s seniors have been vaccinated for pneumococcal disease.

Vaccinations are an important part of public health strategy.  When people are vaccinated, it not only protects them from catching that virus, it reduces the chance they will infect someone else.  The term herd immunity means enough people are immune to a disease through vaccination or exposure that a community is protected from a major outbreak.

Arizonans can learn what vaccinations are available to them and their family on the ADHS website.

It is not too late to get seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines.  Find out where at