Introduction: Immunizations aren’t on anyone’s list of fun things to do, but they immediately come to mind when we remember, “A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Many diseases do not occur or spread as much as they used to, thanks to better nutrition, less crowded living conditions, antibiotics, and most important, vaccines. It’s been estimated that for every $1 we spend on vaccinations, we save $10 in later health care costs, according to the National Academy of Science. And with that said I would like to introduce all the vaccines needed by all adults.
Body: Hepatitis B vaccines. Hepatitis B is a serious disease. The hepatitis B virus can cause short-term illness that leads to: lose of appetite, tiredness, pain in muscles, joints, and stomach, diarrhea and vomiting, and jaundice. It can also cause long-term illness that leads to: liver damage, liver cancer, and even death. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with the blood and body fluids of an infected person. A person can get infected in several ways such as: by having unprotected sex with an infected person, by sharing needles when injecting illegal drugs, by being stuck with a used needle on the job, and during birth when the virus passes from an infected mother to her baby.
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The measles virus caused rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death.
Mumps virus causes fever, headaches, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis, painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, are rarely death.
Rubella virus causes rash, mid fever, and arthritis (mostly in women). You can catch these diseases by being around someone who has them. They spread from person to person through the air.
The Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccine. Tetanus is caused by a germ that enters the body through a cut or a wound. Tetanus causes serious, painful spasms of all muscles. It can lead to...