The viruses and bacteria that cause sickness and death still exist and pose a threat to unvaccinated individuals.
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.
Vaccination can prevent sickness and death, and is essential to living a healthy life.
Vaccines have saved countless lives, preventing an estimated 2.5 million deaths each year.
Any licensed vaccine is rigorously tested before it is approved for use.
Vaccines are often made from weakened or killed forms of bacteria and viruses, thus making it impossible to get the infection from vaccines.
Vaccine-preventable diseases can strike anyone regardless of age and gender.
Getting sick with vaccine-preventable diseases requires expensive medicines and, potentially, high hospital bills.
Vaccine-preventable diseases are highly infectious. By getting vaccinated, you also protect your loved ones.
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.
References: 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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