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Kathie Johnson, Director of Family Services, New Lenox Township
12:00 am CST January 23, 2019

Vaccines are especially important for older adults. 

As you get older, your immune system weakens and it can be more difficult to fight off infections. You’re more likely to get diseases like the flu, pneumonia and shingles — and to have serious complications that can lead to long-term illness, hospitalization and even death. When you add an ongoing health condition, like diabetes or heart disease, getting vaccinated is vital to your health.