This observance provides an opportunity to stress the value of vaccination across the lifespan. This year, the first week of August (August 1-7) will focus on adult immunizations.
For more information on specific chronic health conditions and vaccination, click the links below. These websites are also available in Spanish.
- Some vaccine-preventable diseases, like the flu, can increase the risk of heart attack. Learn more by visiting CDC’s page on Cardiovascular Disease and Adult Vaccination.
- People with diabetes are at higher risk for serious problems from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Go to CDC’s page on Diabetes and Adult Vaccination for more details.
- Adults with COPD or asthma are more likely to get complications from the flu. CDC’s page on Lung Disease and Adult Vaccination will point you to more information.