10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

  1. Vaccine-preventable diseases have not gone away.

The viruses and bacteria that cause sickness and death still exist and pose a threat to unvaccinated individuals.

  1. Vaccines will help keep you healthy.

Missing out on any of the recommended vaccines leaves you vulnerable to, among others, flu, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, and human papillomavirus (HPV) – the last two of which are leading causes of liver and cervical cancer, respectively.

  1. Vaccines are as important to your overall health as diet and exercise.

Vaccination can prevent sickness and death, and is essential to living a healthy life.

  1. Vaccines save lives.

Vaccines have saved countless lives, preventing an estimated 2.5 million deaths each year.

  1. Vaccines are safe.

Any licensed vaccine is rigorously tested before it is approved for use.

  1. Vaccines will not cause the diseases they are designed to prevent.

Vaccines are often made from weakened or killed forms of bacteria and viruses, thus making it impossible to get the infection from vaccines.

  1. Serious illnesses can strike young and healthy people, too.

Vaccine-preventable diseases can strike anyone regardless of age and gender.

  1. Treatment for vaccine-preventable diseases is expensive.

Getting sick with vaccine-preventable diseases requires expensive medicines and, potentially, high hospital bills.

  1. If you get sick, your family may be at risk, too.

Vaccine-preventable diseases are highly infectious. By getting vaccinated, you also protect your loved ones.

  1. Your family and co-workers need you.

If you get vaccinated, you’re more likely to stay healthy and won’t have to miss work and be unable to care for loved ones who depend on you, such as your children and aging parents.

Consult your doctor for more information on recommended vaccines. Get the recommended vaccines at the participating Watsons branch near you.


https://www.nfid.org/immunization/10-reasons-to-get-vaccinated/. Accessed 17 March 2022
https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-re-emergence-vaccine-preventable-diseases-polio-outbreak-operation-0. Accessed 17 March 2022
http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/publications/GVAP_eng.pdf. Accessed 17 March 2022

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