Fewer than thirty percent of adults in America, receive their recommended vaccinations each year. The state is reminding people vaccinations aren’t just for children.
Health officials say adults living with heart disease, diabetes, HIV and chronic kidney disease are more at risk for complications from vaccine-preventable illnesses.
They say, staying current on vaccinations not only protects the recipient but helps prevent the spread of diseases within the community.
Jennifer Eisner is the spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services. She says, when mom and dad are vaccinated, it can protect the family.
“Often times adults may think that vaccines are for younger children and may forget about protecting themselves. What’s important to remember is that by staying up-to-date on your vaccines you’re actually helping to protect children you’re around as well.”
Eisner says, the CDC has a recommended vaccination schedule for certain age and high risk groups.
A gated fitness park will be opening Sunday in Saginaw.
The park was created in 2010 by Mission in the City, a nonprofit connected with a Saginaw church, New Life baptist, after homes were demolished on the property.
The church wanted to help people in Saginaw have a safe place to get active.
Yvette Haynes is with Mission in the City. She said the park has a number of features.
“A pavilion, a quarter mile walking track, a toddlers playground, two full size basketball courts that can be converted to playing volleyball and lots of green area.”
Hanyes said the church wanted to help people in Saginaw have a safe place to get active.
“Our church back in 1999 did a community survey based on the needs of the people in the community and recreation was one of those areas, and so that became our mission, which is now a 501 C 3 community development arm of our church, where we get out the walls of the church and become externally focused.
Haynes said the park will be open to the public until October.