Boston, MA July 27, 2009 It's that time of yearparents are enrolling their kids in school, college students are packing up their bedrooms, and primary care physicians are filling up their appointment books with annual physicals. As parents and adolescents make back to school plans, it's important to make sure that everyone in the family is up-to-date with their immunizations to protect themselves and others from severe infections and illnesses.
In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Prevention and Wellness Program offers the following tips about vaccinations:
For more information on immunizations and screening guidelines, visit BCBSMA's My Wellbeing or www.ahealthyme.com.
BCBSMA's Prevention and Wellness Program started in January 1995 and provides initiatives to promote preventive health to BCBSMA's 3 million members. For more information about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's Prevention and Wellness Programs, call 1-800-262-BLUE.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( http://www.bluecrossma.com ) was founded more than 70 years ago by a group of community-minded business leaders. Today, headquartered in Boston, BCBSMA provides coverage to more than 3 million members, 2.5 million in Massachusetts. BCBSMA believes in rewarding doctors and hospitals for delivering safe and effective care, and in empowering patients to take more responsibility, become educated health care consumers and become stronger partners with their doctors. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.