Give your immune system a shot in the arm.
Getting vaccinated is an important step you can take to keep you and your family healthy.
Vaccinations build our natural immune systems to protect us against serious and sometimes deadly diseases like the measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria, HPV, and the flu.
What’s in a vaccine? A vaccine is made from very small amounts of weak or dead germs that can cause diseases — for example, viruses, bacteria, or toxins. It prepares your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively so you won’t get sick.
Vaccines can be effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccinations have prevented more than 21 million hospitalizations and 730,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years.
Getting vaccinated is easy. Vaccines are available at your doctor’s office and many of your local pharmacies. Most are covered by your Blue KC health plan.
Are you and your family up-to-date? Double check by reviewing the tables below. If you have any questions, be sure to talk to your doctor.
Blue KC recommends speaking with your doctor about getting vaccinated.