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Keep your immunizations up-to-date and earn HRA funding.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year millions of adults in the US get sick from vaccine-preventable diseases. This can cause people to miss work, and leave them unable to care for those who depend on them – like children or aging parents.
Common adult immunizations include:
- Pneumococcal disease
- Hepatitis B
Do you and your family have immunity to the Measles virus?
To determine if you are immune to the measles, answer these questions:
- Do you have the form from when you got your vaccinations?
- Have you had the measles before?
- Were you born before 1957?
If you cannot answer “yes” to any of these, you may be at risk of contracting he measles. If you don’t know if you are immune or not, the CDC recommends at least one dose of MMR vaccine.
Vaccine preventable illnesses haven’t gone away, and being vaccinated is as important to your overall health as diet and exercise. Some vaccines, including those for HPV and Hepatitis B, can even help prevent certain forms of cancer. Learn more at www.adultvaccination.org.
Talk to your health care provider about what immunizations are right for you. Vaccines are recommended for adults based on your age, health conditions, job and other related factors. Take this quiz to prepare a list for your appointment.
Good for your body. Good for your wallet.
Your medical benefits cover immunizations based on the CDC child, adolescent, catch up and adult immunizations schedules. In addition, if you (and your eligible spouse) receive a covered immunization by December 31, 2019, you can earn funding for your 2020 HRA.