We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, MUSC Health is participating in National Immunization Awareness Month by sharing information about vaccinations - who needs them, and what do they need.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. To learn more, visit MUSCHealth.org.