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Sarasota health officials remind young adults to get vaccines
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Sarasota health officials remind young adults to get vaccines

Sarasota, Florida -- August is Immunization Awareness Month and local health officials are reminding young adults between the age of 19-26 to update their vaccines.

Health officials recommend individuals including college-aged students studying abroad or living in dormitories; overseas travelers leaving the country on business, for recreation, mission trips or adoptions; people who are sexually active; pregnant women; new parents and caregivers to young children and people with certain health conditions; occupational and lifestyle risks to update their vaccines.

Among the vaccines that are possibly needed are vaccines for the flu, pneumonia, Human Papillomavirus, Tetanus, Pertussis and Tetanus boosters.

According to the CDC, more than 40 million adults die each year from diseases that can be prevented with immunizations.

Call to make an appointment at one of two locations in Sarasota County.

William L. Little Health & Human Services Center
2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
941-861-2900

North Port Health Center
6950 Outreach Way, North Port
941-861-3864

For more information, visit www.sarasotahealth.org or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines.

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