Scientists from the Department of preventive medicine in the Medical school at Vanderbilt declare that regular vaccination of adults helps to protect children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. However, to date, little of U.S. adults do the necessary vaccinations.
Vaccinations not only protect against disease, but also reduce the possibility of infection of family members that strengthens the entire population as a whole.
For this reason, vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus is a priority. Most vulnerable to whooping cough are small children, anyone with a home child, or going to visit the child should be vaccinated. Pregnant women should be vaccinated in the second whether the third trimester of pregnancy, if not done so already.
If everyone in the family have been vaccinated, it creates a "cocoon" that protect the youngest members of the family from diseases. The more people are vaccinated, the more secure it becomes our society.
Experts from the Centre for preventive medicine ask adults to take responsibility and to be vaccinated, because they will be able to protect children and the elderly.